Pete's boss send us to another small park in the city a few days later, and we were immediately successful. The guy is some sort of genius! He knows exactly where every bird species in Tucson can be located, and what time of day you're most likely to find them. Without his help and the help of other Tucson Audubon employees, I never would have seen thirty-three new species in just five days!
These two look spectacular when lit up by the sun's rays peeking through the clouds.
You would see groups of three of four or many more, all seeming to 'follow the leader' with every wing-beat.
It was a day I'll never forget, that's for sure. Who wouldn't wish for a sky filled with Sandhill Cranes, and the sound of their calls echoing throughout the landscape? It was miraculous.
I'll end the Sandhill Crane images with another photoshop modified photo. I couldn't resist the sunlit reeds reflected on the water as they floated in from above.