Hornborgasjön

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edited April 18, 2017 in Wildlife

The Common Cranes of Sweden stay in winter in Southern Europe and Northern Africa. When they return to Sweden to their breeding grounds they have a rest at Hornborgasjön, where the number of cranes reach the highest level in April with up to 26.000 resting cranes. The pictures below are from 2011.

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  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,443Super Moderators moderator

    Wow, what a great wetland for the birds.

    What kind of cranes are these? They resemble sandhills, but maybe a bit different pattern of color. The landscape in some areas looks like shallow water for wading birds, like the platte River areas.

    I spent a few days at Hornoya last summer in Norway too.

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    @pathfinder said:
    Wow, what a great wetland for the birds.

    What kind of cranes are these? They resemble sandhills, but maybe a bit different pattern of color. The landscape in some areas looks like shallow water for wading birds, like the platte River areas.

    I spent a few days at Hornoya last summer in Norway too.

    The cranes at Hornborgasjon are "Common Cranes" or "Eurasian Cranes". Yes, they are only a little different from the sandhills.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,648Registered Users Major grins

    Incredible scene!

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    @Stumblebum said:
    Incredible scene!

    It really is. There is another crane resting place in Southern Sweden - called Pulken. On that locality the number of cranes is limited to 3.000-5.000 at the same time and not up to 26.000 as at Horborgasjön. That is still amazing!

  • jkcothronjkcothron Big grins Gainesville, GAPosts: 56Registered Users Big grins

    Very nice series!

    John Cothron
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    @jkcothron said:
    Very nice series!

    Many thanks.

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