On our last morning in Bosque, before we headed to the airport to fly home, we tried one more visit to the Track Pond to see if any cranes had roosted there. We were lucky to find that a few dozen Sandhill Cranes had roosted in the Track Pond the night before. We got the pond about 7AM, after making one last run through the Refuge and seeing that the cranes at the Track Pond were closer than others areas in the Refuge. This is the last crane I photographed taking off from the Track Pond before we packed up and left for the airport. It was still dark and overcast.