Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hkarrr Hkarrr

Hkarrr! Hkarrr! You may hear this strange prehistoric sound coming from the sky and look up and see a large flock of birds passing overhead. You may think to yourself, "Huh, that's a funny sound for Canada Geese to make." And you would be right, if you were indeed seeing a flock of geese. What you are actually seeing are Sandhill Cranes, one of the only two species of cranes native to North America. These two large flocks below were seen flying over the landfill on Monday near sunset. A great thing about the landfill is that I am up above the tree lines and I get an unobstructed view of migrating birds. It is really something to see a flock of Sandhills flying over or perhaps Common Nighthawks when they head south in the fall.

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Please consider joining the Kentucky Coalition for Sandhill Cranes in opposing a Sandhill Crane hunting season here in Kentucky. Many people enjoy watching this bird and several towns all over the country have even started Sandhill Crane Festivals to celebrate the crane's migration. Too many people enjoy this great natural resource to allow a hunting season in this state. Kentuckians, make your voice heard and contact your local KYDFW representative and tell them you oppose a Sandhill Crane hunting season.


Linda said...

It's great to know you (love your bio) and your posts. Interesting and infomative! I am so glad you are part of the " Wings Around the World Celebration" team! Keep good work!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More