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Question of the Week – Sand Hill Cranes

Posted by romeethredge on January 17, 2014

Last week I had more birds for you to identify from up near Colquit, Ga. They were Sand Hill Cranes, and I have not seen them here before. They are large birds. Here’s another photo of them I took last week.

They are long lived birds that have an interesting call. See their range below.

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This week I have another question for you. What is this growing on a fruit tree and how many forms does it appear in? Does it hurt the tree?

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5 Responses to “Question of the Week – Sand Hill Cranes”

  1. Crystal Milner said

    Love Sandhill Cranes!!! We had a small group fly over the house a few weeks ago! A sight and sound to hear! 🙂
    A new experience for us, one I’ll never forget!
    Tracking the Whooping Cranes is another personal favorite!
    Pictured on the tree limb is lichen. I know of three types and thankfully they do not harm the tree.

  2. Lane Morrell said

    Lichen?

  3. Lane Morrell said

    It appears in two forms.

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