Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday


My day is always made when I spot a Sandhill Crane ... These are Lessor Sandhills which look exactly the same but a bit smaller.  My friend and I spotted them in a yard on a country road that we travel often (mainly because we are looking for the Sandhills :)


She had found a mud hole and was quite intent on throwing mud on herself when her mate suddenly became alerted ...

If you look in the upper left hand corner, you will see what had them spooked ...

It was time to make a quick departure and you can tell just how quick they were by watching where the dogs are in each picture (keep in mind the dogs are running full speed toward them).








They made their escape and were off to safer havens ... leaving us to deal with the dogs.  They surrounded our car and we couldn't move because we were afraid we would hit one of them.  Finally the owner came out and collected them ... Control your dogs, Lady!  Sorry, but I expect people to be responsible pet owners ... just sayin'

12 comments:

  1. They are beautiful and I do love to see them in flight!! Great series for the day, Andrea!!

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  2. fabulous photos of the birds

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  3. Gorgeous. And yes, on the responsible pet ownership front.

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  4. Beautiful birds! I love this series of shots. Have a happy day!

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  5. HI This is a wonderful series of shots.

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  6. I love the photo of them in front of the cabin, they look like they are dancing.

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  7. Wow ...they were airborne before those dogs got two steps!

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  8. What fabulous photos of the event as it happened! Just beautiful.

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  9. Great photos, especially capturing their departure so well! I never knew they had read crowns. Really pretty birds!

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  10. I think far too many people are in fact owned by their dogs, rather than it being the other way around!

    Thailand is but a skip and a hop away (well, once you have travel that far!) My first tip - Australia is very big! You won't be able to do it all!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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