I found these two Sandhill Cranes walking across our yard this afternoon. These two Cranes have been with us for about three years. Each year they have two colts (their young ones) they raise and migrate back with, but this year the two colts never made it. They arrive in spring and spend a few months in Palmer Lake, and the rest of the months they leave their nest and move on walking in yards. Around the end of September they migrate back to the southern states until next spring.
This is a photo of one of the cranes early this year at East Palmer Lake park.