A Heavy Swooshing Sound — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Standing on the Rocky Point, Beaglie and I saw masses of Sandhill Cranes resting on our neighbor’s farm–when they saw us several lifted off, causing the air to swoosh with the flapping of their wings.

Back on our farm, we came across a giant flock resting, waiting, resting.

The sounds are majestic and powerful!

Big birds…they rather brighten the long winter days!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



23 thoughts on “A Heavy Swooshing Sound — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    • In two to three weeks they will leave us. To fly north for the summer, to hatch chicks, and to enjoy much cooler weather than we have. It won’t be long now, but until then…..


  1. What a treat to see so many cranes! I love them! Not many here in NY. I do love the sound wings make. Last summer some Turkey Vultures were playing right over my head and their wings sound like rippling silk. Who knew?


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