Facebook Twitter 新浪微博 google plus Instagram YouTube Thursday 24 September 2015

Demoiselle cranes return in Ili,Xinjiang

()    15:21, September 24, 2015
Demoiselle cranes return in Ili,Xinjiang
(Photo by Tianshannet/Yang Yongguang)

Demoiselle cranes come in sight when their call breaks the serenity of the field in Zhaosu county, Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in September. It is a time when the golden wheat is waving in the autumn wind and cattle and sheep are eating relaxed by the Texes River.

On the occasion of harvesting wheat in the mid-September every year, flocks of demoiselle cranes migrating southward and take the vast field as a station for gathering and feeding. And now, harvest almost comes to an end, leaving a great deal of wheat grains scattered in the fields for them. Through more than ten days feeding, the collected cranes will embark on their hard journey to the south. In addition, gray wild geese, northern lapwing, ruddy shelduck and other wading birds gathered by Tekes River banks are also getting the act.


(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)
(Editor:Jin Chen,Yao Chun)

Add your comment

Most Viewed


Hot News

We Recommend


prev next

Related reading

Full coverage