This changed yesterday when my daughter Amy and I went to Middle Creek early Sunday morning and found a Sandhill Crane feeding along the border between a corn field that had been plowed since last Wednesday morning and a grass field.
|Sandhill Crane at Middle Creek|
The conditions made it impossible to get the quality of photographs that I was hoping for as the distance was too far and the sun was not at the best angle. As a result both of the photos shown today are cropped quite a bit and as a result there is not the fine detail that I would like. The photos were taken with the Canon 7D at ISO 200 and the Canon 500mm F4 lens. I also took a few clips of video with the Canon T3i and the 100-400mm lens, which I hope to post in time.
|Sandhill Crane: Photo Severely Cropped|
This is not the first year that Sandhill Cranes have been seen at Middle Creek, but it is the first I had heard about it or seen them. This experience causes me to ponder if this will continue to be a rare event or will the numbers increase each year until eventually there is a significant population of these birds in Pennsylvania.
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.