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sandhill cranes at Monte Vista in southern Colorado

Sandhill Cranes at Monte Vista, CO #3

by John Hamilton Farr on October 9, 2012 · 4 comments

in Birds

These were up close to us. They are very large birds!

Katy George October 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

love these birds! thanks, john.

John Hamilton Farr October 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Kathy went wild! Birds made a major impression.

Gillian Booth October 10, 2012 at 2:04 am

They were flying over Los Lunas when I stayed there. You could hear them from miles off, honking. They are very large birds indeed. I never got down to the Bosque del Apache to see them in their winter roost, but next year intend to.

John Hamilton Farr October 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm

The Bosque is a great place to see them, all right. It’s also intensely managed and gets a lot of visitors at certain times. But definitely worth it. We went at Thanksgiving once, might go again. Motels in Socorro are, well, motels in Socorro, though. Also most eateries are closed then!

The birds above were in a natural sort of field in an open area. We were the only people there. Very quiet, except for the cranes.

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