Saturday, April 12, 2014

30 Days of Biking - Day 12

It was pouring rain when I got up around 5:15 a.m. this morning to participate in the Annual Midwest Crane Count. We didn't see any Sandhill Cranes but we did see Canadian Geese, Common Goldeneyes, Hooded Mergansers, Mallards, Buffleheads, and a male Wood Duck. It rained hard until about 9:00 a.m.

In the afternoon, I got on my bike and went in search of Trumpeter Swans once again. I had no luck seeing any swans, but I did spot four Sandhill Cranes in the field in the above photo. They are way in the distance, and appear as tiny gray specks in the field between the grey house and the small bright building. Below, is an image of the cranes made with my Canon SX260HS at full telephoto.
The Namekagon River still has a very thin sliver of ice along the eastern bank by the bridge but some other ice that I saw yesterday has disappeared.

1 comment:

  1. I waited out the rain and was able to get out for a couple hours. It was an excellent day. I noticed a lot of geese are paired up along the river. Today was the first time this year I could hear the Sandhill Cranes from our house. They hang out in the low land across the road.