We are blessed to have sandhill cranes around here.
They can be found in fields in the late afternoon.
One evening a few years ago my husband and I went for an evening bike ride and saw two of them dancing in a small stream. Whether it was a mating dance or something else I may never know, but it was a beautiful sight.
There are two spots, both near local lakes, where it is almost a given we'll see them.
I found two of them feeding the other morning when I went out to Twin Lakes to check what was blooming.
They stayed well back from the road so this was the best my lens could do.
I took more than 30 photos of them. I cropped and blew up the second pic as much as I dared.