Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
Submitted Photo

Sandhill Crane

  These gorgeous birds are marked in the eye area by a brilliant red splotch that ends at the start of their beak. They are gregarious and like to hang out in flocks. The female's call is twice as long as the males. They return just before March 1.

Photo by Ken Bigham

Related online story:
CELINA - Bird migration, depending upon the species, begins in Mercer County from September and is usually over by November's end. Birds respond to shorter days with diminished light, cooler temperatures, and dwindling crops for a food source. Good parents, they wait until their young mature. [More]
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