THEN what is it doing in NJ?
and WHY is this dope hitting his golf balls towards it?
No Cranes were hurt during the taking of these photos, but one birder (yours truly) was heard shouting multiple obscenities at said golfer who was utterly oblivious.
So what do you think? Patrick? Anyone? I've never seen a Crane before, but this sure looks like a Sandhill to me, although the light was awful and the photos are barely showing any color on this bird at all. There are occasional reports from South Jersey of Sandhills or Common Cranes or hybrids or something, I'm not sure. Help!
Photographed today at Wolf Hill Park in Oceanport NJ.