Nature Notes

July 18, 2011

Sandhill Cranes with young bird

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Sandhill Crane juvenile, Grus canadensis

Their is a traditional breeding area for Sandhill Cranes a few kilometers from my home, and it is always fun this time of year to see the Adults with their young. They often feed in the fields around the marsh they nest in. This bird and its parents seemed to be feeding on snails.

Shortly after this picture, this young bird tried to climb through a wire fence, not barbed. It proceeded to get all tangled up, feet, wings and bill in all directions and took a good long time getting untangled. The two adults just looked on, I think a bit astonished by the whole thing.

Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensisSandhill Crane, Grus canadensisSandhill Crane juvenile, Grus canadensisSandhill Crane juvenile, Grus canadensis

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4 Comments »

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  2. Magnificent pictures of this young crane. The first one is perfect for me. Great job Harold !

    Jean-Michel

    Comment by Jma — July 18, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

  3. Love your imaages of a Sandhill Crane family!

    Comment by Hilke Breder — July 20, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

  4. WOW, never saw one at this stage! We usually see images of the small babys or parent…awseome shot 😉

    Comment by Dominic Gendron — July 22, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

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