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Red Hawk

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Posted - 02/14/2017 :  5:36:43 PM  Show Profile Send Red Hawk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just minutes ago I was outside feeding the horses when I heard a very odd call coming from the skies from outside. Like I titled this thread, I thought, "What the heck is that?" It was coming from the south, and I looked out the big front door of the barn to watch a large formation of good-sized birds coming toward me flying north. Their calls filled the air sounding like someone rolling their "r"s over and over again.

The first flight flew directly over the barn. Their bellies and undersides were beige with dark heads. Definitely not geese like I thought at first, but they kept coming... wings upon wings of them filling the skies not only with their presence but their calls. Over a hundred of them must've flown by before they disappeared to the north leaving behind an earthbound woman shocked from the spectacle she had just witnessed.

I was pretty sure what they were but had never seen them enough like this to be sure. Praised be for the internet. Yep, they were exactly what I thought: Sandhill cranes! What a sight, and one I'll remember for a long time to come.


"God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses"
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Trail Boss (Moderator)

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Posted - 02/14/2017 :  9:02:52 PM  Show Profile Send PaintGal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Sandhills fly over here too. I love seeing them and hearing their calls especially when they're headed north! They seldom land here but we did have a flock spend the night in our field a few years ago.

Karen ~ Trails & Joe Paint Gelding Paoli, IN
"My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sun and neigh in the night." ~~~~~~
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