[Tweeters] Sandhill Cranes in Eastern WA

Mark Dale para_penguin at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 18 11:30:33 PDT 2018


My wife and I were in the Potholes area this past weekend (Apr 14-16), and saw several hundred Sandhill cranes flying overhead, starting from about 6:30 p.m. until twilight. These were seen mainly along Frenchman Hills Road. Also, at dusk, many were feeding in stubble fields west of Dobson Road. Also saw several hundred Snow geese in large flocks.

Other flocks of Sandhill cranes were seen flying north over the Columbia NWR on Monday. The Columbia NWR is wet, greening up, and teeming with birds right now.



>I had about 200 or more Sandhill Cranes on Sunday, April 8th in a stubble

>field about a mile west of Birders Corner. It is on the north side of 7 SW

>Street. Most of them were just flying in from all directions, however once

>on the ground, they were not visible due to a hump in the field. On Monday,

>I saw only a small flock west of Corfu Road, along Lower Crab Creek. I

>could hear  more though, but did not look for them. Hope this helps!


>Good Birding!




>>On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:53 PM, Walter Kuciej <WALTERK74 at comcast.net>


>>> Is it still worth driving over to see the cranes near Othello/ Moses Lake?

>>> How much longer will a sizable number be in the area? Thanks.

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