Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sandhill crane family

I found a sandhill crane family digging around in the grass at Circle B Bar Reserve. They were walking around the picnic area and did not seem afraid of all the people that were there. They had one baby, called a colt. The colt must have been born sometime in late February or early March. They grow up fast. It's funny how the colt's beak is so bright orange. I'm not sure at what age it turns the dark black color. They looked so graceful and slowly walked around picking at the ground. The colt stayed very close to one of the parents, not sure if it's the dad or mom.

1 comment:

  1. Sandhill Cranes are striking no matter what age they are.