Tag Archive: Sandhill Cranes

October fest

The harvest moon has risen, there is a cool breeze in the evening and the sandhill cranes have returned to Isenberg. Everything is right with the world. My second trek to Isenberg of… Continue reading

Vanguard

Every years as the hot summer months give way to the cool evening breezes of fall my thoughts turn to a small wetland outside Lodi and the annual arrival of the sandhill cranes.… Continue reading

Winter song

The rain and cold has arrived and with the change in season I made my last trip to Isenberg this season on Sunday to watch the sunset across the wetlands. The cranes were… Continue reading

The Morning Show

The first day of winter is still a couple of weeks a away yet the weather has turned cold and cloudy. I made on last trip to watch the sunrise at Isenberg this… Continue reading

First light

With storm clouds looming on the horizon I decided to take my chances and packed my gear a for an early morning sunrise adventure at Isenberg. Awake at 3 a.m. and on the road by 5… Continue reading

Change of season

November. The warm nights of October have slipped away as fall fades to winter. The days are getting shorter and long shadows are cast across the grass and reeds surrounding the wetlands. At… Continue reading

First flights

As the long summer months drag on I look forward to the turn of the calendar pages. In October the cool tones of sunrise and the warm hues of sunset return to one… Continue reading

Twilight

There’s that time after the sun has set and the sky reflects the last few rays of light across the water at Isenberg. The sky changes from a fiery orange to a warm magenta… Continue reading

Dawn

The second trip to Isenberg this season was a cold, cloudy morning adventure to watch the cranes wake at dawn. Arriving before daybreak I was greeted by the sounds of geese and cranes in… Continue reading

Fly in

I had been waiting for this all day summer, the first trip to the Woodbridge Ecological Preserve. Isenberg. It’s funny how a small strip of dirt and a patch of grass can sway… Continue reading