Date: 10/8/18 11:48 am From: Michelle Hamner <michelle...> Subject: [GABO-L] "Resident" Sandhill Crane - Sharpsburg, GA (Coweta Co) - Oct 8 2018
Hello! I posted this to the GOS Facebook group, but figured I'd share here as well in case anyone has any thoughts. A Sandhill Crane has apparently taken up residence in a Sharpsburg (Coweta Co) neighborhood for the past 5+ years. I heard some rumors about it in the past day or two and figured it was a case of mistaken identity until one of the neighborhood residents posted a picture of it. I went out there today, and sure enough! I talked to one of the residents and she said it can and does fly, sometimes disappearing for a day or so, but it always comes back and hangs around a small pond in the neighborhood near the house of her neighbor, who puts corn out for it, she says. She mentioned that migrating SACR have landed a few times over the years and that this SACR has disassociated itself from them when they are there. It looks like maybe there is a bit of wing damage where those feathers are dropping on its left wing, maybe?