Saturday, April 06, 2013

Saturday Snapshot -- Sandhll Cranes

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When we stayed at my parents' house in Florida, we heard the Sandhill Cranes calling a lot, but didn't get to see them that often. Here's a shot of them fairly close.
They're pretty big birds. Probably up to my shoulder when they're standing upright.
They're protected in Florida, but I've read that they are hunted in other states.
Hearing them warble in the morning as the sun was rising made me feel like I was in Africa.

15 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That must be such a lovely sound! Gorgeous shots, too. Thanks for sharing.

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Eugenia O'Neal said...

If you sprayed them pink, you could get a new garden art trend going. :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Lots of bird photos today....A sign that spring has come, maybe?

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rippleeffects said...

That's a bird I'll never get to see unless I go somewhere far. Thanks for sharing... they are exotic to me! ;)

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

How cool....I am glad that they are protected in Fla.

Ali said...

Such beautiful birds! I love the way they walk, and you captured it perfectly in this photo.

Irene said...

They're very unusual looking, at least to me.

Melwyk said...

Very unusual for me, too. Love how I'm seeing Spring all over, as it really isn't here very believably yet!

Louise said...

It's always special hearing birds like that- they sure are large. We don't have cranes where I live in Australia, acutally I'm not sure that we have cranes at all, would love to see some. Thanks for showing us these.

Jacqueline Brown said...

We get cranes flying over on their migratory route and it is a fantastic sight. Probably a different European breed though!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

How cool, but waking up to the sound of noisy birds is not fun:)

Vicki said...

We have a pair that have been coming to our yard for about 5 years. There are quite a few more pairs around us and in town.

The are beautiful.

Just Me said...

Your parent's home just keeps getting better ..... I'm awe struck. Great picture too.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Cool birds....Happy Sunday♥ My SS: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/03/moonball-caught-in-tree.html

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

They've been flying over my area for the past two weeks in huge flocks on their way north to Canada. I can always hear them before I see them. Several states do allow them to be hunted which makes no sense to me. They are migratory birds and should be protected by Federal law.

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