November 16, 2013
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What a morning! I was hoping to see a few Sandhill Cranes. Instead, I saw what appeared to be thousands. I have never seen so many cranes. Only problem, they were a little too far for really great shots, but I was trying anyway. Luckily, there was other wildlife to be seen. Along with the cranes there were two bald eagles making frequent fly-bys. Wait, there were not only two bald eagles but, two, yes two, juvenile eagles. They stayed around most of the time I suspect looking for a good meal while the parents checked up on them occasionally. Did I say there is more? Yes, more. The hawks were on the prowl. Wait, don’t change channels. Geese, yes geese! Still that’s not all….White Pelicans. And, yes, ducks of many types. Whoa, almost forgot about the two nice looking bucks. Lastly, there was the lone Whooping Crane. It must of gotten separated from its group during the migration and ended up joining the sandhill cranes. It was flying in formation with a group of cranes. This was a great show with or without a camera as the eagles caused several lifts. Nature at its finest.
Nikon D4, 500mm + 1.4tc, 1/2500’s, Ev -0.67, ISO 500