By Gary Bogue
Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 6:53 am in Sandhill crane.
Sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) spend the winter at Holland Tract in the Eastern part of Contra Costa County, California, in the Delta about 40 miles east of San Francisco.
These enormous, nearly 4-foot tall birds, are similar to herons. They have a very obvious red patch on their foreheads. As you can see, they are quite beautiful. My thanks to Dave Harper, of Oakley, California, for sending me these excellent photographs for our enjoyment. Thanks, Dave. /Gary