Crane (Grus Grus). 23.4.2008, Tornio.
I think major part of the Cranes are just now arriving to north. Birds gather in big flocks here where parts of the ground are free from snow. Lapland is still covered with snow, but bravest ones hurry to thein nestingplaces. Food is hard to find there from few melted places.
More in english:
This is not in real size as the wing span is about 2 meters... but better on Black