Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 18, 2009

We drove the 35 mile trip to Turkey Fork and arrived around noon and got the camper set up just in time for a downpour of rain, wind and lightening. It got so bad at one point we had to go out and put the awning back in so it wouldn't blow away. The rain lasted for about an hour. There were a couple of other campers nearby but most of the camping spots were empty, leaving the park quiet. Randy made coffee and we spent most of the rest of the day watching the cranes. They are a strange bird. One large grey crane spent a lot of time slowly searching the edge of the water for fish. Their eyesight must be extremely keen, as they find prey in the weeds and deep in the water. There seems to be many more birds here than last time and two white cranes have been flirting with each other a great deal. They have been flying together and swooping down at each other, then will go stand near each other at the edge of the water and look for fish.

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