This photo was taken in the fall of 2018. It was taken at Pine Dunes Forest Preserve in Lake County Illinois. I had watched the pair most of the summer. As far as I know they did not have a successful nesting season. I observed the pair mid-December. Then in late January I also saw a pair of cranes flyover low in a different area and I am assuming it was the same pair. To spend the winter here in our frozen habitat would be unusual. Taken with a Nikon D3400, Tamron 150-600mm, 1/500sec, f7.1, 550mm, ISO 3200.