Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes on the Platte River

Sandhill Crane  Well, I thought I was lucky to see a Sandhill Crane on last Monday’s walkabout, but while visiting far northern Illinois near Lake Zurich, I was even luckier.  On a small lake, a nesting pair where out strolling along with their Colt.  They must be accustomed to having people and cars around them.  By using my vehicle as a blind, I was able to get very close without disturbing them.  This image, and even better images in the next few days, are the closest I have ever able to capture of a Sandhill Crane.