Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday



The Sandhill Cranes have returned ... We saw a group fly in on our way home from the airport after the Thailand trip ... it seemed early, but apparently not ....
This youngster ( I am assuming because he is unhitched and is still gray which means he hasn't done the mud thing with a mate yet :) is walking in an area where I generally see a pair that has been coming back here for a long time.  It is possible that he is a first year that has returned to his original home. And, what a beautiful specimen :)





He was as curious about us as we were him ... kept coming closer which I was loving.  Eventually he turned and went the other way so we left.  Further down the road we spotted the pair that I had referred to, searching for left overs in a corn field.  More on them later :)




Andrea

8 comments:

  1. I love your cranes. We came across a couple of them a few years ago in Florida that came almost right up to us while we took photos. It was such fun.

    I love all your photos from Thailand. I do hope you will be putting a blog book together to save all these wonderful stories and memories. Have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

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  2. Great photos to this beautiful bird. I've always loved the Sandhill Cranes. They look terrific in the air.

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  3. WOW! How lovely to have seen these gorgeous birds

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  4. How very, very beautiful. Thank you.

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  5. Nice to see them back. Wonderful shots of them...

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  6. What great birds - I really like to see some.

    Cameras can be a great source of frustration - whatever type you have! The knee-pads have moved up the list, but I have to admit that I feel obligated to saw my own stuff if I have made it messy by crawling about in the mud! Which really only amounts to loading the washing - as who irons clothes to go crawling about in the the mud!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Beautiful lovely photoseries!

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  8. he may be young, but still a nice one :)

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