Swedish cranes return to wetlands for annual dance
From my Telus (Canada)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - They dance, heads held high, leap into the air and toss sticks excitedly, all the while trumpeting ecstatically.
Every April as many as 10,000 cranes touch down in the wetlands of Lake Hornborga in central Sweden, to recharge on their way home to northern Sweden, where they spend the summer mating and enjoying the long Nordic days.
The dance is a captivating spectacle, and a way of strengthening the ties between the birds, who take only one mate for life. click for more