Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Unexpected Subject

I didn't think I'd have much of a report today as I planned to go to my church for Wednesday morning sewing group, and I've told you about that already. When I arrived I spotted a pair of Florida Sandhill Cranes in the lot beside the church. When I got my camera out I realized that these two had two chicks as well.

These cranes are common to this part of Florida and are often seen searching for a meal. When daddy crane found something munchable in the grass, the chicks were quick to race to his side to get their share.

The morning was quite overcast after a predawn shower and the cranes tend to look a bit shabby when breeding. It's difficult to see their red foreheads and white cheeks in this photo. For size comparison, these chicks are about a foot tall measuring to the top of their backs.

1 comment:

  1. How brilliant to have your camera handy! Thanks for a lovely start to my morning.