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Category Archives: Migration
A few weeks ago I went up to Michigan with my friend Tracy to see the Sandhill Cranes during their annual migration. We spent two days in the Jackson area, roaming the rural roads around Haehnle Sanctuary. Many of the … Continue reading
Where to begin? Spring migration has been in progress for a while, but it got a slow start because we had persistent north winds that kept large numbers of birds stuck south of us. That finally changed early last week … Continue reading
Last weekend’s trip to Indiana’s Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Area for crane-viewing didn’t turn out exactly as hoped for due to some extreme weather conditions. Of course I knew the weather forecast in advance, and even made a half-hearted attempt to back … Continue reading
I’ve had a love affair with Sandhill Cranes since the moment I heard their prehistoric-sounding bugling calls. It’s hard to believe I only saw my first of this species in July of 2011, just two individuals walking around on the … Continue reading
Note: The winds have remained mostly northerly, but some new birds did manage to get here last night. We’re still waiting (a bit impatiently) for the big wave of warblers to arrive.
All photos in this post were taken at Oak Openings Preserve, one of the fine Toledo Metroparks.
(Well, maybe a few words…. For the next month or so, I’ll be too busy birding and editing photos to write much, so I’ll just post a selection of pictures a couple times a week to show you what I’ve … Continue reading