On my way home from work yesterday I went by Redbug Park to find the Sandhill Cranes. They were out foraging in the grass, and they had a little bit of an audience. Thankfully everyone was respectful of their space, but honestly I don't think they were concerned about any of us in the least. It's fun to see the chicks growing up. The parents are still feeding them, but the two chicks are trying to find food on their own too. And they are probably more than twice the size they were when I photographed them just two weeks ago. They seem to be exiting the "cute" phase, but I think their still fascinating to watch.
I met a fellow photographer there whom I've interacted with before on line, but never met in person. It was great to meet a kindred spirit in person. He mentioned to me that the last time he was there one of the adults had gotten its legs tangled up in something, probably fishing line. Thankfully its free of it now.
Beautiful shots of some rather awkward looking chicks : ). I love how you can see right through the adult's nostrils in the first photos.ReplyDelete
Scott...those are pictures some of us (like me) would kill for. Great captures, fit for print.ReplyDelete