I was hoping to spend some time at Tiscornia this morning, but steady light rain made driving cornfields more appealing (we ain't in Panama anymore!). There were scattered groups of Canadas in a lot of places, but 2 roadside cranes drew the eye. Initially they were just standing there, but soon they started dancing about.
I'm going to assume it's the male initiating the dance. He stretched and strode over with his neck stretched up, bill pointed down, and wings held loosely behind his back.
The (potential?) mate then reciprocated the wing flashing.
They followed that up by jumping some and dashing about flicking water with their bills. I was enough taken aback by the scene that I couldn't decide which to track with the camera and whether to switch to video and just watched instead.
Towards the end I took a couple of the dash-about phase, though missed the focus.
A flooded field on Warren Woods road held a large disparate flock of White-fronts. They were hard to count in the stubble.
Finally a pre-dawn Glaucous Gull shot from Tiscornia last week.