The last couple of days it seems whenever I have stepped outside the house, I have been greeted by the wonderful sound of passing flocks of Sandhill Cranes. A quick glance to the sky usually reveals the large V shape pattern of the migrating birds. It looked like one large group landed nearby town last night maybe to rest for the night.
Lots of birds are beginning to show up in Alaska for the summer, we are heading into an exciting season! I am always amazed by the annual bird migration, we see birds arriving from Hawaii, South America and even Africa!
I photographed this particular Sandhill Crane near Seward a number of years ago. This was one of a pair that I thought might summer here, but they evidentually moved on.