On Wednesday, we decided to go look for Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes. Right before we left, we watched the neighbourhood Pileated Woodpecker flaunting his stylish hairdo on the telephone pole.
There's nothing like watching a flock of Sandhill Cranes flying graciously in a blue sky. We were able to watch a group of 29 and listen to their unique, rich sound as they flew by. There was one group of 15 and another group of 14. They were circling around in the sky, sometimes merging in an elegant way. If they were looking for a field without snow, they were out of luck. The fields are all still covered in white... but in a week or two, we should see more open fields and more Sandhill Cranes.
We also stopped to watch this American Kestrel hunt.