Tag Archive: Isenberg Crane Reserve

Giving Thanks

It was birds of a different feather on the menu at Thanksgiving Day trip to watch the sunrise at the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve. The winter rains have finally reached the wetland along… Continue reading

Morning departures

Nearing the halfway mark for November a sunrise visit to the Isenberg crane reserve brought colder temperatures and a light fog.I was rewarded with a gorgeous sunrise and brilliant colors as the cranes… Continue reading

In the tall grass

Approaching the midpoint of November and winter weather has yet to make an appearance in the valley. Mild nights and cool mornings greet the sandhill cranes as they lounge in the tall grass… Continue reading

The dance

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… Continue reading

Late in the evening

I am always amazed at the reaction of people who haven’t witnessed a sandhill crane arrival at sunset. Their excitement at the line of cranes as they emerge in the distance at dusk… Continue reading

Chasing the sun

Thousands of cranes call the Isenberg wetlnmads home for the next few months as they continue the migration to warmer climates. A trip to watch the sunrise saw the morning departures as the… Continue reading

Landing

The first weekend in October usually means the sandhill cranes have taken up their temporary residency at the Isenberg wetlands. The early vanguards of my first visit have replaced with thousands of cranes… Continue reading

Night and day

Sunset arrival, Saturday September 28  Sunrise departure, Sunday September 29 As the long summer days ebb into the cool breezes and crisp nights of autumn it is time for the sandhill cranes to… Continue reading

Isenberg

Waking up at 3 a.m., standing in the freezing pre-dawn cold, getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, muggy afternoons, too many people standing around me, driving in the fog, standing in the rain, waiting… Continue reading

The Last Waltz

With winter’s chill in the air I made my last trip of the season to watch the sunrise Isenberg. Cold gray skies veiled in fog greeted my arrival as I had one last… Continue reading