Harry stepped outside earlier today and thought he heard cranes - then nothing. I stepped outside around 5:00pm and absolutely heard one long trumpet! A few more steps and I heard a couple more calls. Ran to get Harry who grabbed the binocs - but we could not spot them. They were either high or few. It's sunny, cool and very windy - but it's been a NW or west wind all day. Lots of vultures - both - in the wind.
Might as well mention we've had Purple finches daily for weeks, and have been covered up with Pine siskins. Saw a pair of either BHNU's or chickadees busy around our Brown-headed nuthatch box in the glare of the sun as we scanned for cranes ... I'll check out all of our boxes tomorrow. Cardinals already nesting up here.