Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Call of the Sandhill Crane

The video doesn't capture the cranes as they look. In fact it's almost impossible to see them. But for those of you who haven't heard this bird, take a listen.

To get the effect near to what it is in reality, put both speakers beside you with your head in between. Then turn the volume up to 11. "That's one more..."

This morning at 5:20 one was just a couple hundred yards from the house. Of course, we had the window open on a nice night. When the crane went off I practically jumped out of bed.