Here is my attempt at the same technique with a group of sandhills that
are closer to the road. Note how the birds blend right in with the surrounding landscape.Sandhill Cranes have a unique appearance. The adults have a red crown that is not covered in feathers, but bare skin. This skin is covered with small red bumps called papillae and short, hairlike bristles. The juvenile's crown will be feathered until their first molt.
These three areas make for a great day trip from Indianapolis. So, if you have the winter blahs, head south for some great wildlife watching!