Video Wednesday – Sandhill Crane Dance

This pair of Sandhill Cranes was WAY off in a field but after Dakota spotted them we discovered they were doing their pair-bonding dance. Background sounds include the car, camera shutter, Red-winged Blackbirds and Eastern Meadowlarks. Sandhill Crane Dance from birdfreak on Vimeo. If for some reason the video doesn’t work, please let us know

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The April Fool

“Hey I heard a meadowlark!” says a birder. “Seems a bit early to me but I just heard an Eastern Wood-Pewee,” replies her birder friend. “But it just snowed yesterday. What’s going on?” APRIL FOOLS!! With the wild winter we had in northern Illinois, it is only fitting that the European Starlings have been practicing

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