Sunday, April 21, 2013


Outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen: Keep your eyes in the sky and in fields around ponds, especially if you live in Hartland or the northern portions of Royalton. This evening I saw an extremely rare sight for Gasport --- 4 sandhill cranes flew over the farm!

These magnificent birds were on their migration to the Far North and, although a common bird elsewhere during migration, are rare visitors to the Empire State. Most all of their migration paths run through the center of the US and their annual flights north are one of the great natural scenes of the plains. 

Learn about the birds here:

And, make sure you have your camera handy!