May 1, 2017

Creamer's Field (May 1st)

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).
They have come back to Creamer's Field!

We went to Creamer's Field to see some cranes.
We saw 5 of them today...2 couples and 1 lonesome one.
Almost all the snow on the field has melted away and water is also dried up and reducing on the ground.  There are not as many swans as before, but they are still here in Fairbanks.

クリーマーズ・フィールドにカナダヅルが戻ってきています。
ついこの間まで、雪と氷で覆われてナキハクチョウが群がっていましたが、その雪もすっかり解けて、水も大分、ひけてきました。
今日、観察できたカナダヅルは、5羽。これからもっと飛来するはずです。

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Beautiful reflection of the blue sky on the water.

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).
They were busy eating.

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).
One of them got a tag on its leg.

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).
A couple found a single stranger.

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).
After a moment, one of the couple scared the single stranger away.

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).
They were crying out loud.

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Creamer's Field.

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane)
and Branta canadensis (Canada Goose).


Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane)
and Branta canadensis (Canada Goose).

Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane)
and Branta canadensis (Canada Goose).


Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan).

Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan)
and Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose).