In my truck between markers 11 & 12 on Jan. 11, 2019, at the Ridgefield NWR. Suddenly there was noise and I looked up to see about 60 Sandhill Cranes in formation–by far the largest number of flying cranes I’ve seen at the River S Unit. The photo shows only about half of the birds, as they were spread out. The shot was taken as the sun was going down.
Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm, 4:51 p.m.