Dancing in the Sky: Sandhill Cranes in Flight

Dancing in the Sky: Sandhill Cranes in Flight

Dancing in the Sky: Sandhill Cranes in Flight

“Birds of the same feather flock together.”

This image accurately portrays the saying. Just look at those awesome sand cranes flying in formation!

It’s not that difficult to get shots of flocks of birds flying together in this part of the country; but to find them flying in such a formation, it was too cool for me not to take a photo.

The Sandhill Cranes you see in the photo are preparing to fly to another part of the world as it’s the time of the year they usually migrate.

Cranes can be heard from long distances away, making a clickity and bugling call. In fact, their calls have become popular due to the trumpeting sound and unique tone that when you hear it, you can’t help but distinguish the one making a call is a Sandhill Crane.

Aside from their captivating calls, Sandhill Cranes are also known for their impressive dancing skills. Courting cranes stretch their wings, pump their heads, bow, and leap into the air in a graceful and energetic dance. It’s a beautiful sight to see, especially during mating season.

The elegance of Sandhill Cranes has inspired people in cultures all over the world. They have been depicted in artwork, poetry, and literature for centuries.

Watching these birds reminds me of how we, as human beings, should learn to stick together more, overcoming our differences as we are, after all, birds of the same feather.

Unity is a concept that needs to stay with us no matter the generation. We’re all in this together.

And even if there are a few odd cranes in the bunch (just look at one of them not quite in sync pointing his wings down while the rest are up), it shouldn’t matter. We work together despite our differences in order to improve our society.

Just like how Sandhill Cranes have this kind of connection with one another, having genuine care for each other while flying, we people should all care more about the others in our flock.

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Dancing in the Sky: Sandhill Cranes in Flight Diagram