Terry, Boomer and I took a ride up to the Upper End and the Back Forty, checking the grasses, mud, and snowmelt
We were also pleasantly Surprised to still see the Sandhill Cranes filling the land and the skies of up there.
We are seeing less and less of the big birds…all the Canada Geese, who wintered on the farm are gone…heading home for the summer
And the Sand Hill Cranes are becoming less and less.
Eckert, where my brother and I grew up, holds annual Sandhill Crane Days starting about March 10 until April 20. Sandhill cranes are relatively new to our area, we didn’t have them when my brother and I where children and young adults.
I heard from a long-time blog reader, Emily, that the Sandhill Cranes have arrived at her ranch even though they still have two feet of snow.
So every day now the big birds are going home. And the Spring and Summer birds are coming back…I thought I heard a Western Meadowlark when we were up there in the pasture lands…I sure hope I did.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,