Woodbridge Ecological Preserve

San Hill Crane

A Sand Hill Crane basking in morning light at Woodbridge Ecological Preserve

Back in November, 2020, I made a short trip to Woodbridge Ecological Preserve as I was tired of being inside the home for too long. It was just an hour drive from my place and I had recently gotten a new car, so had to test it too. I had heard about this preserve known for its Sand Hill Cranes from fellow birders/photographers and it seemed like a good short visit.

Reached the location right on time for sunrise and after a few mins, the cranes were in full action, basking in the morning light and giving some excellent photo opportunities. The viewing location has a nice spot. There was just one more photographer and we had ample amount of space to maintain a safe distance as there was still a deadly Covid variant around.

San Hill Crane
San Hill Crane
San Hill Crane

Even managed to see a Northern Mocking Bird and a White Crowned Sparrow

Northern Mocking Bird
White Crowned Sparrow

It was an awesome morning, no folks around to disturb the birds and beautiful light to capture these beauties. Longing to go back here, hopefully soon.

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