Sandhill Crane

In Heater Harbour passengers from the Passing Cloud are led into a bog to see a different kind of Gwaii Haanas environment.

During our visits there were many small toads, probably thousands of them.

And apparently feeding on the toads were Sandhill Cranes.

Our approach disturbed the cranes into flight.

This is a pretty good representation of the glimpses one is allowed of a Sandhill Crane flying through the forest.

But it doesn’t do justice to the sound they make – a positively Jurassic screeching croak which raises the hair on the back of the neck.

 

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