I would suggest that birder's take Norm up on his very gracious
invitation to visit his home to see the Sandhill Cranes if they have
the chance. Pat Folsom and I visited after work today and were amazed
by his "yard" ...it's a personal wildlife sanctuary! His home is up on
Mountain Rd. and it looks down on a wetland area. You can also look
across to the farm fields that rise up from the wetland, which is
where we saw the four Sandhill Cranes.
While we were there he casually mentioned that they'd had an owl
living in one of their boxes, and Kestrel's nesting for at least three
years in a different box right in the yard! Amazing.
Many thanks for welcoming birders Norm. I'd love to have your yard list!