Saturday, March 26, 2011
Sandhill Cranes Return
The Sandhills are back in the area. Spotted five of them on the knob at the intersection of Highway 99 and Rice County 63. The fact that there are 5 is good news. In years past there have only been two adults and one chick/adolescent. One can hope that this means there has been an increase in the returning "flock". I believe this are the same birds I have seen over the past five or six years while riding as far south as Kilkenny, north to Heidelberg and east to Fox Lake. Sure sign of spring! Off for a moonset ride and coffee. The studded tires come off the Dummy this morning too!