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Common cranes (Grus grus) in Paluknys Wetlands, Lithuania.

By LotaLota
From walks in nature. Spring this year has begun during winter. Already in mid-February the first migratory birds appeared. Whooper swan, Taiga bean goose and other migratory birds stopped to feed and rest on green flooded meadows. Some of them will remain to nest, others will continue to North. Common cranes started mating rituals and dancing. Dancing may include bobs, bows, pirouettes, and stops. Courtship displays begin with a male following the female in a stately, march-like walk. The unison call consists of the female holding her head up and gradually lowering down as she calls out. The female calls out a high note and then the male follows with a longer scream in a similar posture.

Tags: Landscape Wildlife Neck Animal Nature Flock Birds Background Travel Beautiful Forest Wild Grass Natural Outdoor Bird Grey Feather Bog Group Wetlands Gray Wing Crane Beak Ornithology Migration Wildlife and nature peatland Grus grus Common Cranes

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27 Feb 2020 9:24AM
a love chase in progress, i presume
27 Feb 2020 10:07AM
I love the red top nots of these birds, well captured Jonas.
Geoff
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
27 Feb 2020 11:57AM
Lovely photo!

Arne Smile
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
27 Feb 2020 10:11PM
Excellent capture Jonas.
Davy
richmowil Plus
11 414 2 England
27 Feb 2020 11:11PM
A very graceful specie Jonas I do hope they manage to 'hit if off'. Your set up has worked well too!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2020 9:41AM
Exquisite and very good wildlife shot...
Isabel

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