Thursday, March 07, 2019

Common Cranes

On the morning of February 24th after watching large numbers of Common Cranes in the distance at La Janda small flocks started to get up calling and head off north-east -- then bigger flocks followed suite and in the next hour 2150 headed off north-east soaring and thermalling calling constantly -- an amazing spectacle that still images simply do not convey -- on ensuing days we only saw a few hundred birds so it looked like this was the big departure for their next stop over

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