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Sandhill cranes return

TOP LEFT: A pair of sandhill cranes wade through a flooded field at the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve in the evening west of Lodi. TOP RIGHT: A flock of sandhill cranes flies into the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve. MIDDLE: A pair of sandhill cranes fly past the setting sun on their way to the Isenberg [...]

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Sandhill sun

Sandhill cranes return to the Central Valley this time of year on their winter migration from northern Canada. The best time to view them is in the early morning before they fly off to do whatever sandhill cranes do or in late afternoon/early evening when they return. I had a little time after a late [...]

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Sandhill cranes

Fall heralds the coming of the sandhill cranes back to the Central Valley. Thousands of cranes migrate to escape the cold winter of Alaska and Canada. Their distinctive creaky-croaking calls can be heard from many hundreds of yards away. The grey-plumed birds, some of which can stand up to 5 feet tall with a wingspan [...]

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When all you’ve got is not enough

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 500mm. Exposure: f/22 @ 1/8000, ISO 100) I went out the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve on Woodbridge Road West of I-5 and Lodi to see if any of the cranes had arrived from their yearly migration from the north. There was nary a bird in sight when I got there, [...]

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