Calling of shift change

Sandhill Crane parents feeding baby

I didn’t do it

River Nesting

Sandhill crane on nest

First time, sandhills nesting on a local pond. Sitting on two eggs. Later, one successful hatch.

So Stinking Cute

Taken at Kensington Metropark in May 2015. This sandhill crane chick looks like he is checking out his reflection, just like the ugly duckling. In fact, his mother had just dropped a seed kernel in the water for him. How can you not love this sandy colored ball of fuzz with those amazingly flexible legs!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology