Siberian crane seen on Mormon Lake

A "common crane" normally found in Siberia during the summer has been recently seen on Mormon Lake On May 11th it was feeding in the grassland within the lake bed between Dairy Springs and the church camp.  We spotted it, with a little help from a Tempe bird watcher, from the pullout near Dairy Springs. We also saw cattle egrets (see photo) and snowy egrets, a bald eagle plus lots of ducks and geese and some deer.  Lower Lake Mary is also full of birds. - RM