Sandhill Cranes forage while walking in shallow water or in fields, sometimes probing with their bills. They are omnivorous, eating insects, aquatic plants and animals, rodents, seeds and berries. Outside of the nesting season, they forage in large flocks, often in cultivated areas. Adults are gray overall, but during breeding, the plumage may a[[eara to be much worn and stained, particularly in the migratory populations. The Sandhill Crane has a red forehead, white cheeks and a long dark pointed bill. Its long dark legs trail behind and the long neck is kept straight in flight.