Monday, January 6, 2014

#11 Sandhill cranes

Sandhill Cranes. Photo wiki media

My Favorite Nature Moments of 2013.

More cold weather coming. The media is calling it a Polar Vortex, giving this weather system its own name no less: "Ion."

I have it on good authority that we once called this sort of thing a "Cold Snap." But that's not intense enough. Ion. Sounds ominous.

Reminds me of another cold and snowy day last winter. Click: Sandhill watching in February

Postscript: Last year was not a good one for sandhill cranes in our state. In August, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission passed (much to the chagrin of 88 percent of the state's respondents) a limited hunting season on the beautiful birds.


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