Sandhill cranes are a bit more interesting to observe for the long haul compared to the snow geese. Sure, the snow geese are fun to listen to, constantly chattering back and forth, rising and falling sometimes in volume. But the action is limited to the short bursts when they take off and go somewhere else. Cranes, particularly in the mornings, are a hoot. While many are still trying to get as much out of their night’s sleep as possible, others are strutting around, chatting at each other, sometimes hopping and dancing, all along the way to the take off zone.