Basha, my impression of the pond from that vantage point looking south is
that it's relatively open with lots of tufts of vegetation for a good
distance, and then there's sort of a line of demarcation out in the distance
where it becomes very thick with cattails.
Was the crane beyond that line, out in the cattails? Just trying to figure
out where to scan next time!
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 4:01 PM, Barbara Miles <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I saw one this afternoon about 2:30. It was some distance from the dock --
> perhaps 300-400 yards south. It only "surfaced" from the vegetation for a
> few minutes, then disappeared (onto a nest?). I watched the same spot for
> another 15-20 minutes, but it didn't reappear. I didn't hear any cries.
> It was lovely to see it, even for a short time. I am used to seeing
> sandhills in New Mexico -- it seems like magic to see them here.
> Basha Miles
> On Apr 26, 2010, at 3:44 PM, Miriam Lawrence wrote:
> Looked for the cranes on Bristol Pond both this morning and afternoon
>> without success -- but wouldn't be surprised if I'm just overlooking some
>> well camouflaged birds! (Jim, from the dock looking due south, ballpark,
>> how far out would you say they were?)
>> Was thinking I might go down there very early in the morning in hopes of
>> hearing them, if not seeing -- I've seen them in fields in years past, but
>> haven't had the pleasure of hearing them call -- but am wondering if
>> Sandhill Cranes continue vocalizing once they've started nesting. I
>> not, but I don't know much about this behavior. Are they most likely done
>> with that for this season, or is there still a chance of hearing them
>> Miriam Lawrence
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