• The Sandhill Cranes vs. Canada Geese

    25 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The stage is set for two rival gangs to fight over coveted territory: a grassy lawn bordered by a dirt road and a smattering of trees, surrounded by grassland and marsh.
    At first glance, the Sandhill Cranes seem to be at an advantage. They're taller, after all, with larger wingspans and sharper beaks. On the other hand, the Canada Geese have both safety in numbers and famously aggressive personalities.
    That's the match-up the graduate students and post-docs of the Cedar Creek Long Term Ecological Research Site saw play out every day this summer from their living quarters near the field...
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