We are very luck here in Vancouver to have multiple pairs of Sandhill Cranes that breed here regularly. There is a pair at Burnaby Lake that are often seen on Piper Spit and this day they were both hanging close to the boardwalk. Baby cranes are called colts and this pair have had a shot two years running but to no avail. There is hope to see this pair do as well as the very long lived pair at Reifel Bird Sanctuary who have multiple colts every year since as long as I can remember. The red patch on the forehead is striking even from a distance. That coupled with the grey/rust is the diagnostic tell for this fantastic crane.