Sandhill Cranes Wintering Grounds
- Hello Birding Friends,
I've been enjoying your postings as I prepare for my husband, myself
and our two
small canine friends to be in the Port St. Joe area for the month
of Feb. for hopefully, our first of many winter stays there. Our
winters are 5-6 months long and we can have several weeks where the
temp. doesn't go above zero. I look forward to, hopefully, meeting
some of you while in Fl.
I live on Lake Champlain in the NY Adirondack Mtns. and also am
subscribed to the northern NY and
VT birding lists. This question was posted on the VT. list today and
I thought someone on the NFLBirds list might be able to enlighten the
folks up here. It's been exciting having this family of cranes in Vt.
I didn't get to see them but others have enjoyed observing them. I've
inserted the posting with the question below. Thanks in advance for
any thoughts on the Cranes
This was the question posted on VTBird
Barbara Miles to VTBIRD
show details 7:19 PM (20 minutes ago)
I wonder if anyone knows where the sandhill cranes that are at
Bristol Pond are likely to be spending the winter? I have visited
wintering grounds in New Mexico (Bosque del Apache -- a wonderful
sanctuary) but imagine that these cranes winter somewhere in the
east. Any guesses?
I saw them this afternoon around 3:30 near the Monkton Road south of
the pond access road. They haven't left yet, but I imagine it won't
be too long....