Sunday March 8th 2015
may have decided to venture Northward. Some part of
their being has been circling loudly. There's obviously
been discussion amongst them, and last night your
correspondent heard them calling. Have to think their
decision has been made.
generations of these particular Sandhill Cranes that pass
this way, the fossil record suggests that they've been
making this same sort of decision for certainly two and a
half million years, possibly ten million years. The first
human settlers crossed the Bering Straight into the Americas
something like forty thousand years ago.