Eurasian cranes

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The weather getting at last better I decided to go see if the “grandes mademoiselles” were present. They are very shy birds and migrate south to winter in Africa, Spain and the south of .

The counts were up to 5000 very recently in the Magnoac region at the Puydarrieux lake, France. The water levels are at an incredible low, a good thing for the birds tranquility but not the best for pictures. So my only chances at photos will be of flight, when they return from the corn fields around.

Les Grues cendrées de Puydarrieux – Grus grus – Gruiformes – Gruidae

Le temps ayant décidé de s’arranger je décide d’aller voir à puydarrieux dans le Magnoac (sud ouest de la France) si les grandes demoiselles sont bien présentes.

Elles sont 5000 en ce moment. A mon arrivée, je constate que les niveaux incroyablement bas, une bonne chose pour la tranquillité des oiseaux mais pas top pour la photo. Je comprends vite que mes seules chances d’images seront des photos de vols quand les oiseaux rentreront des champs des maïs alentours.

Nikon D500 + 800 mm f5/6E

, France – Grue cendrée
Eurasian crane, France – Grue cendrée
Eurasian crane, France – Grue cendrée
Eurasian crane, France – Grue cendrée
Eurasian crane, France – Grue cendrée
Eurasian crane, France – Grue cendrée
Eurasian crane, France – Grue cendrée
Eurasian crane, France – Grue cendrée
Eurasian crane, France – Grue cendrée

 

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Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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M Leybra
M Leybra

Beautiful bird w/ fantastic photos. Counts up to 5000 in region of France must mercifully mean they’re not another threatened species or that they’re then overpopulated & some can be ‘harvested’ for whatever reason. It usually comes down to one or the other for wildlife species.

Diane Stuckey

They are flying over here every day at the moment. Keep well hugs Diane