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Created 27-Dec-16
Modified 27-Dec-16
Visitors 8
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I was surprised to find about 75-100 Sandhill cranes in the south pond in back of the Visitor Center at the Preserve this morning. They weren't too concerned that I was there and let me take all the pictures I wanted as I walked closer about 10' at a time.
Other birds greeted me, including Western bluebirds, Ruby-crowned kinglets, Tundra swan, a couple of Cooper's hawks playing together, Killdeer, Canada goose, White egret, pintail and mallard, etc.
Pretty chilly, with small ponds frozen over and speedsters on the river all bundled up.

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Keywords:Cosumnes, December, bluebird, crane, fishing, frost, frozen, geese, hawk, ice, killdeer, kinglet, leaf, leaves, morning, moss, oak, pond, preserve, river, sandhill, sunrise, swan, trees, winter