Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Grus canadensis

On Saturday Jack and I went to a local outdoor show where he could meet the trainer he will be going to next month. Along the way we saw the cranes coming back from their winter in Mexico. They're heading to Canada now. These birds are the oldest known living avian species, dating back about ten million years. Jack thought they absolutely wonderful and their raucous cries were music to his ears. Unlike many dogs he looks up a lot. Sees birds on overhead wires, and watches them fly over when he is in his pen. He watched these from the truck with great interest.

1 comment:

Sven said...


They are amazing birds.

We see pairs in the fall while hunting deer and antelope out east. Been tempted to head to Lake McConaughy for the Spring convocation. I guess it is cosmic.

Been tempted to buy a tag and hunt them. Just can't bring myself to do it.

BTW, Stunning photo!