Sandhill Cranes in Waukesha County Wisconsin on January 19, 2017

On my way home from doing some birding in Milwaukee County it was a big surprise to see 2 Sandhill Cranes. They were foraging on a hilltop far off the roadway in old hay field on the south end of Waukesha, I stopped for a couple of distant shots. There were a pair of them. Considered rare birds for this time of year at this location. It was a day of fog, never did see the sun, on a few occasions it got brighter. The mild temps of near 40 felt great as we are only in January. The mild temps Images were taken on January 19, 2017.

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane, one of the pair

Sandhill Crane

Binomial name: Grus canadensid

Category: Cranes

Size: 46” long, 77” wing span

Weight: 10.6 lb

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane


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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.

One Response to Sandhill Cranes in Waukesha County Wisconsin on January 19, 2017

  1. Diane Berry says:

    Increadably beautiful images of cranes and the hooded merganser! Thank you so much for your efforts and for sharing them.

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