On This Date: Photo taken 10/9/2010

Big Marsh Lake is more marsh than lake. Sandhill Cranes live there.

Michigan Audubon and the Battle Creek Kiwanis host CraneFest every October at the Kiwanis Youth Area by Big Marsh Lake, near Bellevue, Michigan. Joan and I attend most years. The hosts also make the crane viewing area available on subsequent weekends in October and November; we sometimes instead/also make it for one of those weekends.

Imagine hundreds of raucous, tall birds in a single location–overhead, or at “rest” in the swamp.

Workshops. An art fair. A book sale. Food. Birds, of course. And probably things I’ve forgotten.

It’s this weekend. You should go.

Number of pix taken on various October 9ths: 398 [a few are by Joan, of me helping with the sidewalk project]
Year of oldest photo: 2003

How I Rated the Date’s Photographs:

  • 1 Star: 10
  • 2 Stars: 85
  • 3 Stars: 204
  • 4 Stars: 88
  • 5 Stars: 11
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