Sandhill Cranes in Waukesha County Wisconsin on November 14, 2020

Birding out in Waukesha County this morning I came across a family of 4 Sandhill Cranes. There were 2 adults and 2 juveniles. They were feeding in a field finding things to eat and actually came across a small spot where some corn was spilled. They hung around the corn for a few minutes and then left the area. It was a nice morning out, some sun to start but later clouded over, temps were cold about 31 degrees. Images were taken on November 14, 2020.

Sandhill Crane, adult looking for things to eat…

Sandhill Crane, juvenile just walking the field…

Sandhill Crane adult with juvenile (left) eating together, some of the spilled corn…

Sandhill Crane adult with juvenile (right) eating together…

Sandhill Crane, juvenile scratching…

Sandhill Crane, juvenile…

Sandhill Crane, adult just looking around…

Sandhill Crane, juvenile with corn in the bill…

Sandhill Crane, adult grabbing corn off the ground…

Sandhill Crane, adult

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

6 Responses to Sandhill Cranes in Waukesha County Wisconsin on November 14, 2020

  1. Joan says:

    Once again, fabulous photos. Such a treat to see the cranes up close!

  2. Mary Jo says:

    Such beautiful birds. And it is so good to know that they have made a comeback, with the help of humans, from near extinction. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures.

  3. Diana says:


  4. Pam Skaar says:

    Thank you for this clear comparison of the migrating juveniles and adults. Once the young reached adult size and lost most of their orange color, I didn’t know how to ID them until viewing your photos.

  5. Ron Spitz says:

    Wonderful photos…made my day.
    Often travel the backroads of Western Waukesha Co. hoping to see them. Thanks so much.

  6. Caryl says:

    Always fun to see your photos of the intimate life of birds!

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