Our Beautiful World


Cranes 2009          


For many years we have been to the Hornborgasjön in Sweden to watch cranes:



This year, 2009 there were an alltime high number of visitors, 18.500 in one day!
Last record was only 12.900 set last year.

Below you can see how they left after April 1st, and then you will se something extraordinary....

  
2009
2012
April Hornborga
Here
Hornborga
Here
1
18500
17.000
2
15800
16.900
3
15100
26.500
4
15600
21.400
5
13200
15.800
6
15500
15.000
7
13000
21900
2
8
11200
21.000
2
9
10400
22.000
10
10900
20.000
11
8300
18.000
12
5200
6
7.700
13
4000
6
2
14
3300
6
15
3700
8
16
2400
8
17
780
6
18
1200
5
19
1200
5
20
1200
7
21
8
22
1100
8
23
8
May
4  
3
5
3
2011 April 3rd, 3 cranes blew their trumpets early morning.
2013, the first one arrive on April 21st, on April 22nd there were 2 here.
They were about 2 weeks late at Hornborga Lake.
2014: first one observed here on April 3rd, 20.000 were observed at Hornborga a week ago.
2015: 2 Cranes flew by April 1st!
2016: 3 cranes few by April 6th.

The Cranes suddenly dropped down here at our paradise:



First, there were 6 of them, but surprisingly they not just left that day.....




...they stayed till the next day, and then they even increased in number - now 8 cranes in the field.




How many hours spent watching them during the days they spent here
I don't want to think of, but a thrilling experience to us living here.

On the 17th of April, we heard a big noise, and there was one of the cranes in the air.
It flew around in big circles, opposite of clockwise from down here,
and all the time either that one was calling for the others to come,
or the others didn't want him (her) to fly away.
However, it flew higher and higher into the air,
and after a while, way up, ut stopped using its wings, and only drifted around.
But still it was increasing its height, so believe it found a warm upstream.

Just before we lost sight of it, it suddenly broke out of the circle
and flew strictly northward, and kept that direction untill we lost sight of it.
Next day they were only 5.



Now we start wondering if they will come back next year?
May be we can start competing with Hornborgasjön in having the highest number visiting???
Well, it's not forbidden to dream, or.......



This was the area where the cranes stayed. Also 4 swans and two Canada-geese joined now and then
Why they came so many, and stayed so long we can just guess.
We know there were potatoes left over (1) and that some grain also were to be found (2),
but that still doesn't explain why they stayed so long.

Surprisingly three of them showed up again on May 4th, and were back again the next day.
Are those the same as before, or new ones that are on their way north?



.
September 2011 - They were here again....


They stayed a few days, but they were not alone....


At times we had up to 50 Canadageese resting in the fields around our house.


And a single Grey Goose, with a bad leg.



April 7th, 2012, early morning - They are back again!

Lake Hornborga 2005
Main Menu - Hovedmeny
Cranes in the Air - Traner i luften
Cranes on the Ground  Traner på bakken
Swans at Lake Hornborga  Svaner ved Hb-sjön
Other Birds etc  Andre fugler osv.
Previous years: Tidliere år:
Cranes   Traner
They're still there! 2012  De er fremdeles der!
Cranes at our home - Traner hjemme hos oss
Cranes - Gruidae - Traner - Gruidae


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ANIMALS

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BIRDS

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FLOWERS

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