Aerial Ballet

I was out working in the garden today, when I became aware of bird cries that were unfamiliar. Looking up, I saw a flock of Cranes (Grus grus) lazily circling above the house.

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The flock of 38 birds continued circling and wheeling, gradually moving away to the North.

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And, just as I’ve been writing this some hours later, I saw another, even larger, flock of cranes pass in single file over the house. Alas, I didn’t have time to grab the camera, I could only watch entranced as they disappeared Northwards into the twilight.

Pure magic.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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