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Mar 05, 2017 22:18 |  #1

This is the first time I have seen these birds in town. I doubt they will stay and nest at this location either. Nonetheless it is a very wonderful treat.

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Mar 05, 2017 23:08 |  #2

very beautiful set. We have them here but not in a photographic setting: their main resting area is in a cow pasture... lots of BS there. ;) Not a nice setting for a photograph of them.

We do see them flying in large groups as they migrate north. They are even more beautiful flying as they are walking around. So graceful.


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Mar 05, 2017 23:48 |  #3

Great shots John! Around here they are on the move back north.


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Mar 06, 2017 04:53 |  #4

Nice photo's John, the SHC are everywhere here.
You can see them walking on the streets and sidewalks in the neighborhood.




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Mar 06, 2017 13:32 |  #5

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18293045 (external link)
very beautiful set. We have them here but not in a photographic setting: their main resting area is in a cow pasture... lots of BS there. ;) Not a nice setting for a photograph of them.

We do see them flying in large groups as they migrate north. They are even more beautiful flying as they are walking around. So graceful.

Thank you Kim. I have seen a pair in flight before and you are right about them being graceful. I would love to see a large group in flight.

txcanon wrote in post #18293060 (external link)
Great shots John! Around here they are on the move back north.

Thanks Brad, we have to enjoy the species as we get them, so it can be bittersweet when they leave.

dm1215al wrote in post #18293156 (external link)
Nice photo's John, the SHC are everywhere here.
You can see them walking on the streets and sidewalks in the neighborhood.

Thanks, that would great to see.


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Mar 06, 2017 13:38 |  #6

Very nice.


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Mar 06, 2017 13:39 as a reply to Mel-S's post |  #7

Thank you


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Mar 07, 2017 05:42 |  #8

These are great shots, John especially with the included habitat. They sure look a lot like Whooping Cranes. (Like Whoopers that rolled in the dirt.):lol: Do not see them very often here.


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Mar 07, 2017 06:09 |  #9

Cool shots in their long grass environment John. We actually had one spend the winter near Hapifax harbour - he must have been cold!


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Mar 07, 2017 11:07 |  #10

ardeekay wrote in post #18294081 (external link)
These are great shots, John especially with the included habitat. They sure look a lot like Whooping Cranes. (Like Whoopers that rolled in the dirt.):lol: Do not see them very often here.

Thanks Rog. I am finding that I like my photos with habitat more now.

Wallace River wrote in post #18294088 (external link)
Cool shots in their long grass environment John. We actually had one spend the winter near Hapifax harbour - he must have been cold!

Thanks Ian. I would think so. Very strange when a migrant overstays. Make you wonder if it was injured.


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Mar 08, 2017 00:32 |  #11

Very nice shots. Our best location here is the Salton Sea.




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Mar 08, 2017 01:29 |  #12

Lovely shots, John!


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Mar 08, 2017 03:42 |  #13

Well done.


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Mar 08, 2017 07:07 |  #14

Great shots. The first confirmed pair of the year showed up in my area last week-in a location that they raised young in last year, so hoping for more.




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Mar 10, 2017 03:00 |  #15

porkphoto wrote in post #18295009 (external link)
Very nice shots. Our best location here is the Salton Sea.

Thanks, our best is in the Sierra Valley from what I have been able to find out.

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18295023 (external link)
Lovely shots, John!

Thank you, Sam.

Red Dexs wrote in post #18295059 (external link)
Well done.

Thank you, Red

Shackleton wrote in post #18295159 (external link)
Great shots. The first confirmed pair of the year showed up in my area last week-in a location that they raised young in last year, so hoping for more.

Thank you. Hopefully they will do the same this year.


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