This week we got our first real taste of summer weather. What’s great about May is that the days are warm but the nights are nice and cool. No air-conditioning required.
The cranes like overcast still days when the water is calm. I think it is easier for them to fish because they can see fish swimming more easily.
I’m not 100% sure, but I think the white crane I followed down the beach today was a Snowy Egret Crane. Information about these birds here – http://naturalcrooks.com/rambles/what-large-white-bird-wading-marsh-swamp-ontario/. Apparently these birds are relatively new to Ontario. Their range has expanded north as the climate has moderated. The dark crane might be a Sandhill Crane whose range extends to Southern Ontario for breeding in summer. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can help me out. I’ve decided to call them Mr. White and Mr. Black.