Last week when I drove home from the Klamath Basin I took a slight detour to visit the Modoc Wildlife Refuge just outside Alturas California. I was hoping that I would see Sandhill Cranes and I was not disappointed. There were quite a few feeding on farm fields surrounding the Refuge along with Snow and Canada geese. I hope to go back next week and see and photograph some of the cranes courtship displays.
19 thoughts on “Sandhill Cranes”
As always, some more beautiful pictures! 🙂
Thanks chilibasket! 🙂
Beautiful bird. Now I have to go google “Modoc Wildlife Refuge and map Altura California to see where they are.
Thank you! pssst… it is Alturas.
Google knew where I wanted to go………lol
Whoa! That’s really out in the boondocks. Another couple of steps and you’d be in Nevada or Oregon!…….lol
Hey, I was in all three states that day. 😉
Hi, I just found you and your excellent images. I browsed, clicked some likes (actually there wasn’t anything that wasn’t worth viewing) and now just letting you know I enjoy your photography.
Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words about my photos. I grew up not that far from Kamloops on the U.S. side. It was a touch of home to have you drop in. 🙂
Ahh..it really is a small world.
Awesome captures of these cranes. I wish we had more of them here in Maryland
I wish you could see them too! They are so exotic looking. They make great subjects don’t they? 🙂
Stunning! I have never seen on in person – what a treat!
They are beautiful aren’t they!? they almost look like they don’t belong here. So glad they are here though. Thanks for commenting. 🙂
Beautiful photos of the Sandhill Cranes ! I am waiting for the spring to come, and with the spring comes the Common crane or as they also named eurasian Crane. I love watching them “dance” by the lake . // Maria
Did not know you had Sandhill Cranes there. How wonderful for you~ Love your work.
Hi Gator Woman. Yes they are wonderful birds and great photographic subjects. Thanks so muck for your kind comments and for following my blog. 🙂