Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crex Meadows, Grantsburg, WI

Monday was my first visit of the year to Crex Meadows. Check out the web site here. This year's program at the refuge may be the most ambitious yet.
I didn't see any Tundras, only Trumpeters.
No female Red-winged Blackbirds yet, but some of the males are establishing territories; others appear to be migrating through.
There were a scattered number of Sandhill Cranes. I don't know whether they are just migrating or planning to stay. I found them in pairs, but not in large flocks. This, and the other photos, were taken shortly after sunrise, hence the warm colors.
More Sandhills and other birds will follow.