14 September, 2009

First wave of Common Cranes

Yesterday I wrote about the milestones of autumn migration and mentioned that mass migration of Common Cranes (Grus grus) is one of those. Well, today the the first wave flew south, totally about 6500 birds. Here in Pirkanmaa county approximately 5800 cranes were seen.

Personally I missed most of this fun, but anyway, I saw a beautiful flock of 180 cranes at 18:38 right over our house.

So, there is still a lot of cranes to come. Perhaps already during next days. I just hope that I will not miss the main migration day when it's possible to see over 10 000 cranes. But I'm afraid it will happen once again in the middle of working day...

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