Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes Home For Winter – Merced California

By: Brad R Lewis
Date: October 2016
Location:Merced National Wildlife Refuge - Merced, California USA


Sandhill Cranes enjoying the Refuge

It is always nice to see the Sandhill Cranes come home to the Central Valley for the winter. It was a cloudy drizzly day and a good day for photography - although the Sandhill Cranes, a couple thousand, were keeping to themselves in the distance. The NWR refuge always does a great job managing the refuge with marsh lands and grass / corn fields.


  • Sandhill Crane

    Sandhill Crane

    Merced National Wildlife Refuge - Merced, CA USA

  • Sandhill Crane

    Sandhill Crane

    Merced National Wildlife Refuge - Merced, CA USA

  • Sandhill Crane

    Sandhill Crane

    Merced National Wildlife Refuge - Merced, CA USA

  • Northern Harrier

    Northern Harrier

    Merced National Wildlife Refuge - Merced, CA USA

  • Eared Grebe

    Eared Grebe

    Merced National Wildlife Refuge - Merced, CA USA

  • Say's Phoebe

    Say's Phoebe

    Merced National Wildlife Refuge - Merced, CA USA


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Brad R Lewis Photography – Nature and Wildlife Photographer Brad’s dual passion for the outdoors and photography have led him to focus his work on wildlife habitats and conservation. His works are used by conservation groups and wildlife refuges to help illustrate their causes.


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