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Nesting Sandhill Cranes
This is, alas, a roadside shot of nesting sandhill cranes in Island Lake, Yellowstone NP. This pair has been nesting there for several years, and they tend to return to the nest about 7:00 pm each spring evening. This picture was taken in mid-June 2008.

For a backcountry shot of a sandhill chick with parents, see here.

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distressbarkisland lake?

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lets see, is that on the road between Mammoth and Tower? i think i came across this pair in late May myself...
Posted Dec 20, 2008 7:25 am

Arthur DigbeeRe: island lake?

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Yes, that's the one. This pair has been there for some years now. According to Wikipedia, they live up to 25 years in the wild, so expect to see them for a while still!
Posted Dec 20, 2008 9:11 am

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Sep 7, 2008 2:12 pm

Image ID: 440157
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Lat/Lon: 44.95508°N / 110.52589°W
Object Title: Nesting Sandhill Cranes

Image Type(s): Wildlife