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Christy Yuncker Photo Journal


About us

Are cranes social?

Books on Cranes

Colt schooling - Core curriculum

Crane festivals

Crane pages on the World Wide Web

Dictionary of crane displays

Crane Signal Dictionary: Part 1. Social body language

Crane SignalDictionary: Part 2. Dance steps

Crane Signal Dictionary: Part 3. Attack & defense

The Early Life of Pi - 13 weeks in 2013

Education - 13 weeks of summer school for colts

Millie, Roy and the colts - 1996-2010

Google views of the Goldstream Valley nest territory 

Thirteen week Summer School

Why do cranes dance?

Sandhill Crane Dispay Dictionary


Alaska Sandhill Crane Blog

May 19, 2009 - The origins of the Alaska Sandhill Crane Blog

May 20, 2009 - Crane parents compensate for colt's injury

June 11, 2009 - Return to nestsite and hatch of twin colts

June 18, 2009 - Alaska Crane Kindergarten

July 10, 2009 - Death, visitations, and dance of solidarity

January 20, 2010 - Crane brains and behavior 1 - the evolutionary legacy

March 10, 2010 - Crane brains and behavior 2 - The wiring plan

May 1, 2010 - Walkabouts, local ecology, and the importance of novelty

May 22, 2010 - Crane brains and behavior 3 - Mental maps of local ecology in a Parahippocampal Place Area (PPA)?

June 20, 2010 - Twin colts hatched in 2010


How birds think

September 20, 2012 - Bird brains are different - An introduction to the blog

October 2, 2012 - Is Sandill Crane dance entirely innate? Does it show motor learning?

April 21, 2013 - "Bird brained" is a bum rap

Photo Galleries
Christy Yuncker Photo Journal

The Early Life of Pi - summer 2013

1-Return home (week 1)
2-First week (week 1)
3-Incubation (weeks 2-6)
4-Roy's dance on snow (week 2)
5-Pi hatches (week 6-7)
6-Pi's first dances (weeks 7-11)
7-Family dance (week 9)
8-Dragonflies (weeks 8-13)
9-Ground School (week 9)
10-Swimming (week 13)
11-Dance and fly (weeks 15-17)
12-Flight School (weeks 13-17)
13-Threats and foraging (weeks 14-17)
14-Pi scrutinizes (weeks 15-16)
15-Time to migrate (weeks 17-18)

Barbaro's dance school
Birds in motion
Colt growth
Colt pre-flight training
Colt first flights
Colt in 2008 (Oblio in June)
Colt in 2008 (Oblio injured in July)
Colt in 2008 (Oblio flies in Sept)
Colts in 2010 (Lucky and Chance)Cranes feeding
Colts landing at Creamer's Field
Cranes in flight
Cranes landing at Creamer's Field
Cranes mating
Dancing after death of a colt
Dancing - Roy ice dances in April
Dancing - Roy and Millie's minuet
Dancing - Roy's Tour jeté
Ducks, geese, grebe
Great-horned owl family
Great-horned owl drowns duck
Kestrel chicks
Red-crowned Cranes in Kushiro
Sandhill Crane portraits
Small birds



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