Have you seen the Sandhill Cranes in West Richland? Maybe you went to the Crane Festival in Othello over the weekend. (If so, I would love to hear about it.) Well, I just went out this morning and they're still here, feeding on the fields, before they leave to continue their migration north. I estimated about 1500-2000 this morning, so I think there's a good chance they'll still be around for several days.
I'd like to invite you to come out and see the cranes with me on Friday &/or Saturday morning. Let's meet at 7am at the Indulgences Espresso & Delights (5449 West Van Giesen St, West Richland). And, yes, you'll have time to grab some java and a bite to eat if you so desire. They have a pretty good looking menu (www.dailyindulging.com). The cranes are just down the street, around the corner, and over the bridge, but it's just a lot easier if you follow me. Please message me if you'll be joining me so I know to look for you. Bring your camera &/or binoculars and dress warm. You can stay as long as you like but they tend to be flying in at roughly 7:30 (just after sunrise) for about an hour. And if the farmer shows up and drives out through the field, you'll get to see the mass flock in flight.