Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sandhill Cranes with Young!

Went on a Mother’s Day excursion to visit some gardens (Rural Rootz near Wiarton was really fascinating), and along the road northwest of Walter’s Falls, on the way to Owen Sound, we saw two sandhill cranes in a field. Stopped for pictures, and then realized there was a tiny young one with them! You can just see the brownish young bird in the grass between the adult birds.
At first, they were grazing, walking slowly away from us. I crossed the road to the fence, and the parents stood up and started bugling. We were far enough away they weren’t bothered much though, so we had a good look at them.

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