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Salem, WI, USA
I know spring has sprung when the Sandhill Cranes fly into town. Every year there is a pair that nests in the marsh abutting my backyard who stroll around the yard, poking at the grass for something delicious to devour. I couldn’t resist taking this female’s photo from my dining room window as she was perfectly framed by my flowering crabapple tree in May, 2020.
Category 4: Habitat Around the Home
Backyard Sandhill Crane
Nice photo! I love the scenery that the bird is in! Nice job!
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