Friday, October 5, 2012

Sandhill Cranes at Last Mountain Lake

About a week ago I went to Last Mountain Lake in South-Central Saskatchewan.  

The land surrounding the shallow north end of this long, glacial lake is a bird/wildlife sanctuary.  In fact, it is Canada's first federal wildlife reserve, created in 1887. 

Thousands and thousands of Sandhill Cranes congregate here in the Fall (sometimes Whooping Cranes as well).


1 comment:

  1. They are a wonderful sight indeed. We often saw many on our way back and forth to Colorado to see the grandchildren. They gathered by the tend of thousands in the Platte River Valley of Nebraska...:)