Sandhill Crane [Grus canadensis] ~ 2017 #31

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ February 2017 [click for larger image]
This bird right here is ONE of the reasons I love to go to Reifel. There’s a few Sandhills that have taken up residence here, and they’ve become pretty accustomed to people. You can pretty much walk amongst these majestic birds.

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane (and a parade of Coots) ~ Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ March 2016

Just within the past few years Sandhills have been hanging out around Burnaby Lake as well. This picture above is from Burnaby Lake, where this Sandhill seems to be watching a parade of Coots. In 2015 a pair of Sandhills did have a baby (a colt) at Burnaby Lake (a first I believe) but unfortunately it did not survive very long. I posted a few pictures from that time (click links): Sandhill Crane colt / Walk this way / RIP little sandhill

The picture below was from last year at Reifel, where as Sandhill appeared to have build a nest in the middle of the ponds. We just went to Reifel recently (I still have yet to go through my pics), but no luck in seeing any nests or “colts” this year.

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ May 2016

If you’d like to see pictures of Sandhill Cranes from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

And here’s a link to my  Flickr Album ~ Sandhill Cranes


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