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Dancing Sandhill Cranes

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Bow to your partner..

By: Pat Coate

I had the wonderful experience of watching two sandhill cranes “dancing” earlier this month. I saw them in a field in Ontario and they couldn’t have cared less that I was there. The dance was so much fun to see – full of bowing, leaping, running.

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Jumping with joy

You could just feel the energy and joy of the dance.

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Running with joy

Cranes “dance” year round but it is also part of their mating ritual. The cranes select a mate at age four and have been shown to remain with their mates for 25 or more years.

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A quieter moment

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And it begins again

I think this may be a little different than just a bow, as the crane would sometimes touch the ground with its bill and other times would not.


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One response

  1. It’s fascinating what some birds do! We also have a few of them around here, though I hear them more than I see them, and I’ve never seen them dancing. But their bugle-like call is amazing too. Love your blog.

    The Furry Gnome

    10 June 2013 at 3:52 pm

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