As the days get longer many migratory birds are returning to the Northwoods.
Geese and robins have been reported, and birder Bob Dall says sandhill cranes have been back for a few weeks now.
“They don’t need open water, they are more likely in search of open fields or areas where they can find food. Some of them come back when there’s still snow and ice.”
The annual spring Midwest Crane Count happens in a few weeks, on April 18th.