One-Month-Old Sandhill Crane Colt

Still covered with orange down (as it was on the day of its hatching), this one-month-old colt–now “towering” at 2 feet–briefly pauses to see if mom (or dad) has a tasty damselfly for it to eat at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Photographed in late June 2016.

We are Family: Sandhill Crane Parents and Colt

Now two feet tall, this one-month old colt feeds on damselflies and other insects at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary with mom and dad, the resident breeding Sandhill Crane pair.

Father Sandhill Crane and Colt

Privy to a special moment: Dad Sandhill Crane searches for wood bugs with his first hatched, a 3-day old colt. Photographed at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in late May 2016.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology