This morning I have been out in the yard taking pictures of the wildlife. I was really happy to have caught literally, a fleeting glimpse of a passing flock of Sand Hill Cranes. I think that this small flock were heading a bit north of where my little farm is. There are lots of larger ponds and small lakes in the area so the big birds will no doubt find a pleasant place to stop and rest on whatever journey they may presently be on. The weather is sunny and a bit warmer with temperatures in the low 40’s (F.). I also saw a few ducks on the pond such as the Mallards and the hen Ring-necked duck. Eastern Bluebirds are residents here in the yard. They enjoy perching on the electric lines that run from the power pole to my home. All in all, a pleasant morning! I took these photographs this morning at about 10:15 in my yard. I have cropped the Sand Hill Crane picture in order to show what the individual bird looks like up close. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
January 30, 2012