a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Cosumnes River Preserve: Search for Sandhill Cranes

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Cosumnes River Preserve: Search for Sandhill Cranes

SUMMARY: Wordless Wednesday.


  1. Very cool. The agility field where I practice is across the street from some Open Space ponds that get a lot of migratory birds and bird watchers/photographers. Every once in a while I'll get a lesson in birds or a peek through somebody's telephoto lens.

  2. Where was this? I grew up in Nebraska and we have a huge Reserve where the Sandhill Cranes come every year in the western panhandle of NE!!

  3. Here's its official site: http://www.cosumnes.org/about_crp/location.htm. Just about 10 minutes from where I was doing agility at WAG last weekend.

  4. Sandhill Cranes have come back from near extinction and are still endangered in California, so pretty exciting to see them here, although they're much more common in other parts of the country.

  5. COOL! That first photo? I thought that log was an alligator, then a platypus, THEN I figured out it was a tree root. It IS a tree root...right? LOL!

    Love the photos...all of them. Aren't sandhills amazing! We get them here in the summer, last summer I saw more than ever which made me smile! They are just so beautiful. I can't wait till I hear them this spring. Ugly voice but it's always a sign winter is over. I usually hear them before I see them the first time.

  6. No, you're right, it's a duck-billed platypus; we get them here in California all the time.

    OK, no, it is a tree root, but that's pretty funny--now that you've mentioned it, it does look like it should be *something*.

    The sandhill voices intrigued me. I didn't think ugly; more "primitive"--these birds are millions of years old (well, not these *specific* birds), and that rattling call evokes that for me.