The sandhill cranes are on their way out of Fairbanks, and it's beginning to feel like fall. I spent most of last weekend--as well as a couple of hours during the week--photographing the birds. There was fantastic weather for the Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival. I've posted the first four of my images from this year to my Fairbanks and Alaska Wildlife galleries. These are only the first of this year's shots, however, and more cranes are coming to my website soon!