Capturing the flight of the cranes across France

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Philip Voice

I have heard them but not seen them so far this Autumn.

I was lucky enough to see a small group just 50 yards from me sitting (resting?) on the ground in the Spring = about 300 metres from my house.

I unfortunately didn't have my camera and almost cried when they took off and spiralled just 50 feet above my head as they gained height.

Craig McGinty

Hi Phil, thanks for the comment and I must admit that I am walking around with my camera to hand all the time at the moment ;-)
All the best, Craig

Gina J

So the cranes are flying. We see and hear long skeins of them in our little hamlet every year and the sound of their cries and wingbeats are an emotionally charged phenomenon which all of us stop and marvel at. It means that autumn is here and the chestnuts are probably ready to be gathered, skinned and frozen for Christmas and New Year. The predictability of life in La France Profonde is a comforting thing. It's what we're here for.

Craig McGinty

Hi Gina, I must agree that hearing the cranes and watching them fly over really is a special moment.
All the best, Craig

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