Sandhill Cranes are very large, tall birds with a long neck reaching four feet tall. They have long legs and broad wings. The cranes are mostly found in the Midwest but since the year 2000 they have been seen in south central Maine, including North Yarmouth, Belgrade and Kennebunk, and in Fryeburg in western Maine.
On May 5th 2015 they were observed in a slightly overgrown field in Sherman. The crane’s distinctive calls, somewhat like an excited wild turkey’s, loudly announce their arrival.