March 2022 Sandhill Crane Northern Illinois Migration - Flying North
'Tis the season to hear a 'loud, rattling bugle call' from high up in the sky and look up to see a marvel of nature: Sandhill Cranes flying (as a group) as part of their seasonal migration. I've posted about this experience a few times here on the blog including last March when I shared video of the bugle calls. On my walk home from the train station this past week, I heard that familiar call. And stopped, looked up and found the Sandhill Cranes flying high in the sky.
Here, below, are a couple of photos of this group flying in a couple of 'v-patterns' high above Downers Grove, Illinois in mid-March.