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Northwest Sandhill Crane Landscape

A rare delight in the Pacific Northwest to see a nice flock of Sandhill Cranes. This image from Sauvie Island, Oregon near Portland.

Most sandhill cranes live in freshwater wetlands. They are opportunistic eaters that enjoy plants, grains, mice, snakes, insects, or worms. Both the gray adult and the brown immature can be recognized by their very large size and uniform coloration. Note the bare red cap of the adult.

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Canon EOS 7D, f/7.1 @ 400 mm, 1/1000, ISO 800, No Flash

Northwest Sandhill Crane Landscape