Friday, October 25, 2013

Reflecting Cranes

Earlier this week Jessica and I headed south for some bird-watching.  We visited Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in Grantsburg, Wisconsin to see the Sandhill Cranes that migrate through that area in the fall.  We spent two mornings in the wildlife area and saw thousands of cranes.  It was cloudy both days so the light was pretty flat and it was COLD.  There was even a little bit of snow on the ground.  The cranes hung around for most of the morning, though, and eventually the light got good enough to get some decent shots.  This is probably my favorite photo from the trip, as I just love the reflections of the cranes in the water.  In addition to the cranes we saw several other birds including geese, ducks, coots, swans,  bald eagles, hawks, kingfishers and meadowlarks.  It sure was a fun weekend, we just wish the weather had been a little bit nicer.  We were hoping to bring our bikes along and spend some time biking around the wildlife area, but it was too cold for that :-(  

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