Sandhill Crane: Antigone canadensis
Over the past couple of years, we have been fortunate to observe Sandhill Cranes at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, which borders New Jersey and New York. We have seen their nest and eggs and this year, there are two pairs, the second believed to be the juvenilles.
It has recently been reported that one of the Sandhills was limping. This morning, I did in fact observe one of them carrying on with a heavy limp. I’m not sure how well it can survive with the limp, especially with the colder weather approaching, so I decided to write this post.