Thursday, 1 March 2012

Common Cranes, wintering around Captieux, in theSouthwest of France

Some of the fields here in the Landes, have been set aside by farmers, especially for the Cranes that over winter here, or migrate through. There were some 20,000 here at the last count. Here are some we photographed, when we too passed through, after leaving Le Teich.

 Juvenile Crane, well camouflaged.

 Adult Crane.

 Crane family, enjoying the ploughed field.

Young Crane and parent, they travel in family groups, then gather into huge flocks to migrate.

Adult beginning to acquire its breeding colours.

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