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Large Loud Birds Flying in V-shape

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Heard a strange sound this morning while doing yard work, looked up and saw a group of over 30 large birds flying over my house making loud noises. I was able to snap a photo... it's not great but it shows the silhouette. Can you help me ID these?! Seen today near Boise, Idaho.  

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Those are Sandhill Cranes!

Edit: Sniped by blackburman!!

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Awesome! That was my guess but I wanted to double check here before adding to my yard list. I've seen them a few times before but never at my house. 

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Crane flapping flight is distinctive, as the upbeat is faster than the downbeat, the latter being the typical faster beat in other birds. This flight style is another feature that shows that Limpkin is related to cranes.

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