This morning I saw a dozen Sandhill Cranes. Several were wandering around behind the house when about 6 more flew in and joined them. You can hear their calls for a long distance so I always know when they are flying over.
Here are some links in case you’re interested in more information on these fascinating birds:
On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America (Natural History)
Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes
The Cry of the Sandhill Crane (Camp & Cottage Birding Collection, 3)