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Two young sand hill cranes following their mother in my neighborhood in Viera, FL.

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Guest - Jul 05, 2007 07:32 PM EDT
Thank you, Jeanne and Vicki. I took some more shots of some baby sand hill cranes recently. I will post them for you to see, Vicki. Marsha
Guest - Jul 05, 2007 03:43 PM EDT
Am I ever glad I started looking from the BACK this time, Marsha! This is a terrific candid of the mother with her young. I've seen many of the adult Sand Hill Cranes around Southwest Florida Regional Airport (another Wetlands preserve) at Fort Myers, and I've watched them during migration near Kearney, Nebraska (a phenomenal sight). But I've never seen them with their young - or near a redidence. Great job! Vicki
Guest - Jul 03, 2007 01:56 AM EDT
I LOVE this, Marsha!
Guest - Apr 25, 2006 08:30 AM EDT
this is too sweet!
Guest - Apr 17, 2006 05:30 PM EDT
Thank you all for your nice comments. This area of Florida has been developed with lots of green spaces and wetlands preserved, so there are a lot of birds living in the wetlands in the neighborhoods. And, the sand-hill cranes are protected and everyone here seems to really respect that. You will often see traffic stopped to allow them to cross the road safely.
Guest - Apr 06, 2006 10:04 AM EDT
WOW!! what a great shot.
Guest - Apr 05, 2006 11:10 PM EDT
What an unexpected sight. I wonder what attracted them to a place so close to humans. Great shot.
Guest - Apr 05, 2006 09:55 PM EDT
Adorable picture of the young ones.
Guest - Apr 05, 2006 04:38 PM EDT
this is really cute. Have never seen these sandhill cranes, but would love to : ) Precious shot.

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