I winter in St Cloud FL, near Orlando. We have large numbers of Sand Hill
cranes. I feed them in my front yard. They are very unafraid of people, we
even walk our dog down the streets and the cranes just watch us. Not sure
if any of them are "snow birds".
> Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 19:19:12 -0400
> From: Barbara Miles <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Cranes wintering where?
> I wonder if anyone knows where the sandhill cranes that are at Bristol
> Pond are likely to be spending the winter? I have visited wintering
> grounds in New Mexico (Bosque del Apache -- a wonderful sanctuary) but
> imagine that these cranes winter somewhere in the east. Any guesses?
> I saw them this afternoon around 3:30 near the Monkton Road south of
> the pond access road. They haven't left yet, but I imagine it won't
> be too long....
> Barbara Miles,