Nature clicks #87 - Sandhill Cranes, first sighting this year

Sandhill Cranes
Nikon D300s, Sigma 50-500mm / f4.5-6.3 APO DG HSM

Let me tell you, I saved the best from last weekend for the last. I watched the first pair of Sandhill Cranes in the Green Island Wetlands last Sunday. It was so nice to hear their unmistakable calls and to see them searching for food in the wet fields and marches. They maintained a pretty good distance between me and them. There is a water filled canal on each side of the dam I was shooting from that can't be crossed and it is up to the cranes to move closer. It didn't happen, although I spent quite some time there.

One of my photography friends wrote me in an email that he hopes the spring shooting season will start soon. For me it has started with the arrival of the cranes, it doesn't need more than this...