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Cranes in flight

Steve Jones in the right place at the right time.

Common crane Common crane Andrea Trepte, www.photo-natur.net

Where else but in Dol on Hvar! Steve's on-the-spot report of common cranes (grus grus):

18th November 2016. Not 100% sure on ID but it all makes sense -  yesterday around lunchtime we had about 200 fly over in a South Westerly direction.

Cranes in droves flying over Dol, 17th November 2016. Photo: Steve Jones

It’s possible these are from Estonia heading towards Northern Africa for the Winter.

Cranes over Dol, 17th November 2016. Photo: Steve Jones

I guess I was just out at the right place and right time, fantastic sight.

©Steve Jones 2016

Note: The beautiful lead photo is by Andreas Trepte, and is reproduced according to the conditions of his copyright. His website: www.photo-natur.net. Andreas Trepte can be contacted by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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