For such an ungainly looking bird it is amazing how graceful they appear in flight. The twists and turns, gliding through the air apparently effortlessly on the way to a touchdown always amazes me. A recent visit to the Isenberg sandhill crane reserve highlighted their aerial abilities.
It’s almost like watching a dance, a ballet on the water and air as they stretch their wings and spring into the air as the early morning rays of the sun cast a golden glow on their show.
And just as quickly as their dance begins it ends as they settle into the surrounding fields for their morning meals. A few springs and struts across the landscape and their morning performance is finished until their evening arrival.