Sandhill Crane Family at Burnaby Lake Park

Sandhill Crane Family at Burnaby Lake Park

Submitted by Penny N. Lim

One spontaneous Saturday afternoon (11th June 2022), I set out to Burnaby Lake with Marie Joe, to see the awesome Mandarin Duck. Was the day ever hot and the detours cumbersome! Easy birding at Burnaby Lake. A few steps along the trail, we came upon visitors feeding birds and taking pictures. We stopped still where a crowd gathered. Feeding in the grass was a Sandhill crane family just off the trail.  In the open. A perfect view of a fluffy chick. The chick kept close to its parents going between them.  The parents kept on feeding. 

No Mandarin! Probably seeking refuge away from the noisy crowds clamouring after it. Here are my photos of that remarkable day in nature. A real privilege!  

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