Sandhill Cranes greeting the rising sun, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, October 30, 2017

Greeting a New Day

Sandhill Cranes, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM

October 30, 2017

Greeting a New Day

The rising sun and I caught this pair of sandhill cranes greeting a new day.

Young Sandhill Cranes begin participating in the family unison call at about two years of age. Females raise their head to about 45 degrees and return to the horizontal between calls while males usually raise the head to a more nearly vertical position.