Howell Island 01/22/10, 9 AM, 47 F, overcast and misty. The field is thawed as are 
the ponds by the parking lot. Grussy is standing elegantly poised in the middle of 
the field, not foraging. The thawed conditions will help provide some invertebrates 
to the crane's diet.

I wonder what cranes think (where did I come from, where should I go?)? Her 
appearance is the same, with no red coloration of the head, and makes me think 
she is between 9-12 mos old.

Best birders,


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