Friday, March 23, 2012

Great Sandhill Crane photo

Photo by Dave Kemp
I may have ended my BarrytheBIrder blogspot, but you'll have to forgive me for including the occasional spectacular bird photo, even if it is from the other side of the country.   This wonderful photo was taken by a new acquaintance of mine from the west coast: Dave Kemp.   He photographed this Sandhill Crane at the The Riefel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in the Fraser River estuary, about an hour from the city of Vancouver, B.C.   Sandhills migrate over King Township and once-in-a-blue-moon land in local farm fields.   Otherwise, they are scarce hereabouts.   Just to put this photo into sharper perspective, a mature Sandhill Crane can stand 100-120 cm or 40-48" tall and its wingspread can be 6 to 7 ft.   Great shot, Dave...never seen one quite like it. 
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace  

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