|Sand Hill Cranes just down the road...|
While we were coming back home from taking care of some errands we said we'd do for a friend up by San Antonito, we spied what looked like a good sized flock of Sand Hill Cranes in the stubble field of a ranch just down the road from our place. Sure enough, when we turned around and took a look, there were hundreds of them, taking the sun, playing, enjoying themselves at ease on a bright, cold day.
We see them flying overhead, often in flocks of 30-50 or more, every day, and we knew they had to be landing fairly nearby, but this was the first time we have seen them on the ground in our area. And so many of them!