A pair of Sandhill Cranes and their chick can be seen foraging in the field just behind our house. We live a couple of houses down from the Miller Creek trail and this is the second year that we have been fortunate enough to have these lovely birds so close to us. Last year they stayed for about five weeks, feeding in the long grass almost every day. Anyone who would like to see them is more than welcome. They usually arrive around 8:00 a.m. and remain in the field until 5:30-6:00 p.m. For the past few days the birds have come as close as 30′ from the back fence. Call first, however, mainly to confirm that the birds are in the field. My number is: 705 292-0714 and I live at 1225 7th. Line, four houses east of the Miller Creek entrance on the same side of the road. There is lots of room to park in the driveway.
Location: 1225 7th Line, Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield, east of the Miller Creek Conservation Area
Observer: Gary Aitken