Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This threesome, a family of sandhill cranes, struts their stuff on a golf course near Lomira, Wisconsin. The sitting crane is probably this year's chick, still hanging out with its parents.
Sandhills are increasingly common in Michigan and Wisconsin. I have seen several at Bird Creek Golf Club near Port Austin, Michigan which is where I golf weekly. These three were photographed this weekend on the back nine of Camelot Golf Course, just east of Lomira, Wisconsin.
No doubt golf courses give these majestic birds uninterrupted nights of sleep and daytimes with humans whose only hope is finding and hitting little white balls.
Wanda Hayes Eichler