Date: 10/14/18 12:11 pm From: Leon Bright <urraca2...> Subject: [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes - altitude - NW Custer County
Yesterday morning at about 9:30 I was outside our cabin in the northern Sangre de Cristo range enjoying the pleasant weather when I heard a few Sandhill Cranes calling. The sky was mostly clear and judging from what I was hearing they were headed over the range toward the Monte Vista NWR. In spite of my best naked-eye efforts I could never see them. The mountains near our cabin include several close-neighboring peaks above 13,500 ft. over which the cranes were flying. Even though I've experienced a number of crane fly-overs there it always provides a thrill.
Late yesterday, intimidated by the menacing forecasts of 7 to 12 inches of snow, we retreated to our house under Pueblo's protective bubble. Zero snow here today so far.