Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
It was well below zero degrees Fahrenheit when I visited my brother and family in Michigan during the winter of 2016-2017. This didn't seem to bother the Sandhill Cranes who flew over in large flocks, and rested in the harvested corn fields of southern Michigan. They are a magnificently large animals with a honking call that can wake you from your sleep. In the sparse agricultural fields they are surprisingly cryptic, sharing the colors of both the snow and the corn.
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