I felt like Herve Villechaize (from that old Fantasy Island TV show) this morning, telling Eldy, "Here they come! The cranes! The cranes!" only Herve said, "De plane, Boss, de plane!") Where were we? At the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, 30 miles south of Michigan City, IN at the ungodly hour of 6:45 AM in pitch black darkness waiting for the sun to come up, to see DE CRANES! We actually left at 5:15 this morning to be sure to get there when the sun came up around 8:15 AM and because we weren't familiar with the area and unsure of exactly how long it would take us to get there. It was about an hour and half drive from Elkhart to the wildlife area. Eldo did NOT want to have Sparky miss this great chance to see these beautiful birds "do their thing"...dance, fly, flock together....
|The start of the cranes' arrival this morning just as the sun rose|
Experienced crane observers today said there are more birds in the evening and they come closer to the viewing platform. NOW they tell us! It wasn't on the website! We found this out AFTER we arrived at the site.
|The viewing platform at 7:30 AM|