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  • This year the sandhill cranes have made themselves pretty scarce. I've heard them several times but almost never seen them. I did think that they had two babies and managed to bring them to young adulthood, but I wasn't sure. I mostly saw them flying and often in groups with geese.

    But today in the field behind our house (newly compacted for drill-seeding winter wheat), there they were, all four of them.

    I don't think they'll leave until November, so there are chances for many more sightings.
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