Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sandhill Crane

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Sandhill Cranes, Viera Wetlands
Perhaps because they are so large, Sandhill Cranes seem not to be to be the least concerned with my presence.    These are huge birds.  They can be as tall as 5ft, and they can have a wingspan of over 6ft.  Frequently I'll see them walking toward me, and I'll just stand still; they'll walk by me within a few feet of me.  It's kind of funny when I take my 5-yr old daughter to the park and she's greeted by birds that are taller than she.  There's a family of four that I see at Orlando Wetlands Park almost every time I go.  The photos below are from there.
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Sandhill Cranes
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Sandhill Cranes
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Sandhill Cranes (I believe one of these two is the juvenile pictured above) 
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Sandhill Cranes
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Sandhill Crane

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo's. What an elegant bird with its super long legs and long necks.

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  2. Love the photos. Its so great that you got those cranes while flying.

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