Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cranes

As mentioned yesterday, I was not able to get very close to the large group of cranes, but there were a few that were somewhat close. To give you an idea of size, these birds have a 4 foot wingspan! There were only some 350 birds this day, but I heard that yesterday, there were 3,500, and they took off right over the hill, about 150 feet above the people. I suspect the excitement level was a bit higher than when I visited. Perhaps I will be able to get back there this next weekend for some better shots. Do zoom in to see some of the detail.

2 comments:

photowannabe said...

I can imagine the sound of all of these huge birds taking off must have been amazing. Hope you can see them again this weekend.

Kerri said...

They do look HUGE! Wow!