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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: Wildlife Animal Nature White Forest Water Tree Lake Bird Green Pond Season Wing Crane Wildlife and nature

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29 Feb 2020 7:46AM
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play..
~ William Congreve
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Saastad Plus
1 16 14 Norway
29 Feb 2020 9:47AM
Beautiful shot!!!

Arne
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12 282 2 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2020 10:33AM
stunning birds superbly captured
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2020 9:39AM
Excellent moment caught, good image
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