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December 05, 2005



I was privileged to watch the flight training in Wisconsin last August of the eastern flock. Incredible birds, aren't they? You got to see the "wild" ones, too.

But I find it amazing you hadn't seen any cranes till now. Sandhills are very common around here!


Very cool to have seen the flight training in person. Have you written about that at your blog?

Yes, no cranes for me until last month. I've been birding for several years now, but almost exclusively near home, in central Texas. That's my excuse. I don't feel too bad, since (as I just checked) our county's checklist shows Sandhill Cranes as only "occasional" in fall, winter, and spring, and "accidental" in summer.


Peter, Yes, I did do a blog entry about the flight training. Probably one of the highlights of my 2005 birding. That refuge is only about an hour from where I live.

If you go to read it, check out my most recent entry, too. It was actually inspired by your comment about the Sandhills!

Judy Palladinetti

Wow all I can say is wow about your incredible evening with the whooping cranes. Any chance you can pass along the address for the rental house??? We will be in Corpus Christi in January 2007. We'd love to stay there!!! Thank you, Judy


Judy, I just sent you an email with the name and web site of the rental house. Remembering back on this, a year later, and how magical and unique it was, I'm surprised that you're the first to ask for the name of the place.

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