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Sandhill Cranes    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Sharon Bodenus
Great Blue Heron in Flight    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Sharon Bodenus
Great Blue Heron Rescued    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 02:16 pm:

A sure sign of spring here UP North is when we start seeing birds migrating again. Sharon Bodenus of Upper Peninsula Photography spotted some returning feathered friends recently in the Marquette/Gwinn area. Two Sandhill Cranes, which she said were starting a mating dance of some sort, but as soon as they saw her, they stopped. Then she captured a Great Blue Heron in flight, too. Sharon felt they weren’t the best shots, because she had her long lens and said there was some camera shake because of it, but I think they’re great shots of some interesting large birds that are back in the U.P. until fall.

Our video is an interesting rescue of a Great Blue Heron who had a fishing lure stuck in its beak, with the line wrapped around, so it couldn’t eat or drink. Check it out and let it be a reminder to not leave “trash” like this around that can harm the wildlife.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 02:48 pm:

I love running into Sandhill Cranes.
Their at their best when they start squawking.
You'd swear you're in a Jurassic Park movie.

Time to start planning a Spring waterfall trip.
I need to get my newly found heart arrhythmia treated first. They say it's no biggie, with a simple catheterization procedure. They cauterize a tiny portion of the atrium to stop the flutter. To me it sounds like they are creating a micro-heart attack.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 09:33 pm:

D. A. (Midwested),
All the best with your procedure! It's amazing how fine tuned they become on a procedure like that so that it ISN'T any big deal. Glad they found it and are correcting it quickly. Take care of yourself!

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