Thursday, April 14, 2016 Sandhill Cranes!

Seward, Alaska

Today at 1 pm, I heard a faint bird call. Raven? No! I searched the southern sky and found my First Of Season SANDHILL CRANES, joyously winging their way north. They were in a tidy V but that soon dissolved as several swapped places simultaneously. As the bugling black dots flew high overhead in happy disarray, I counted 36. I’m so glad they are not quiet flyers!

As they faded from sight, a Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly flitted past, a bumblebee zoomed purposefully along at high speed, and a mosquito checked my blood type.

Happy Spring!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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