Monday, June 26, 2017

Sandhill Crane

Hello,

I am sharing the Sandhill Crane, a common bird seen in Florida. I have seen the Sandhill Cranes in a few places in Maryland also. I guess you never know where they might show up. These are Sandhill Cranes photos from our Florida neighborhood and at the Circle B Reserve.



The Sandhill Crane is a species of crane seen in North America. The adults are grey and have red foreheads and long dark pointed bills..


They live together in pairs or family groups. The Florida Sandhill Cranes are seen year round and do not migrate. 


My youtube video of the Sandhill Cranes walking in the neighborhood. You can turn the sound down and ignore hubby and I talking.. The bird sounds you hear are the Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.



These cranes were one of my favorite Florida birds, they seemed almost tame to walk right by. I hope you enjoyed my photos and video.


Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

61 comments:

Prunella Pepperpot said...

The Sandhill Cranes are very elegant and how wonderful that they let you so close. I love how they just saunter along, no worries and such cute calls.
Have a relaxing week Eileen :)

Gordon said...

Hello Eileen, I love your photos and the video, we saw them once up at Kissimmee, I couln't believe how tame they where, but it seems to be the same for most of the wuld life over there.
Have a good wek, Gordon.

rupam sarma said...

Loved to read your post. Beautiful pics and video.
Have a nice week ahead.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

São umas aves muito bonitas e elegantes.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen,:) Wow! What an amazing sight! They are not in the least shy, as I thought they would be. I would love to be walking down a road, and say Hello Neighbour, as they passed by.:=)

Tom said...

...what a great sight.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas fotos e adorei o video! bjs, linda semana! chica

Francisco Emanuel said...

Excelentes e belas fotografias.
Um abraço.
Autografos Futebol

D. Kissinger said...

We had so many of these in our neighborhood in Orlando. Noisy guys!!! LOL

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful Sandhill Crane. I like them very much. Nice video of them!

Happy Monday!

Mildred said...

Good Morning! Loved viewing the video and photos. Have a nice week.

Karen said...

I liked your video. I have seen cranes at a distance but didn't know they could be so 'neighborly'! :)

magnoliasntea said...

Love the Sandhill Cranes walking around the neighborhood. We don't see them here in Tennessee unless we go to a wildlife refuge during migration. Enjoyed your post!

Sandra said...

they are beautiful, I love their heads. we have a lot of them out east, but not in our neighborhood

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They are really cool birds. You'll REALLY fall in love with them when you watch a male dancing for his loved one during mating season.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What elegant birdies! They certainly do seem 'at home'... hope your week is looking good! YAM xx

Maggee said...

They are pretty calm around humankind... wasn't aware. Have seen them years back, while on vacay in Kissimmee and this spring... they were definitely off track for migration! Awesome birds! Awesome video! Hugs!

Florence said...

We host hundreds of Sandhill Cranes here on the Texas Gulf Coast every winter. They are truly magnificent creatures!

Mary Hone said...

I love them! Such goofy, gangling birds.

Cloudia said...

These are marvelous, dear!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of this beautiful big birds. Great !
Best, Synnöve

Debbie said...

oooh those legs and those feet, too funny!! they are pretty, i enjoyed the video!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow very neat to be right there. Kinda like when I take pictures of the snow geese----I am right there almost touching them. Super shots.

Guess what! I cannot access my own blog but I did reach you. Crazy computer
MB

A Colorful World said...

They are lovely birds...seem very comfortable around people! :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are such large birds with such skinny, stick like legs! I know there are areas in Colorado were they migrate though each year and it is a big occasion for photographers to gather to take photos of them. In Kearney, Nebraska, they even have a festival for them when they arrive ;)

David Gascoigne said...

I have seen thousands and thousands of Sandhill Cranes, but never walking down the sidewalk!

Denise inVA said...

Fun photos Eileen, a lovely bird. I have only ever seen them from a distance, it would be great to see them this close. Have a great week :)

Mary Cromer said...

That was so neat to see them walking about so close to all. The ones that migrate through are all so skid dish ans if we visit a place where they congregate we have to be almost dead silent. This was so nice to see, thank you~

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see them walk around ...
I enjoyed your video.

All the best Jan

RedPat said...

These are super shots of these elegant creatures, Eileen!

Phil Slade said...

Love those pictures Eileen. Seems to me the residents of that place like their Sandhill Cranes and slso like to look after them big style. Have a great week over there.

Linda W. said...

Those cranes are certainly used to humans!

Bob Bushell said...

Perfection Eileen, especially the video.

Tomás Crespo said...

Impresionante ver caminar a esas grullas

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Oh my gosh....to have the cranes so up close and personal like that, it must be amazing. I'd be so thrilled!!!!!

Photo Cache said...

They look very tame and friendly.

Worth a Thousand Words

Linda said...

Beautiful series of these lovely and magnificent birds, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

oh my they seem quite tame indeed! :)

Red said...

Cool walking with these guys. We have lots of Sandhill cranes but you would not get close to them at all.

happyone said...

It seems they like taking a walk too.
Reminds me of those two geese that I'd see walking down the road. : )

Martin Kloess said...

And now we know the cause of Florida's traffic problems. (ha-ha. just kidding) Great pictures.

Rose said...

I love them....love hearing them as they fly over and love seeing them land...that is one of my favorite things to watch. But I sure would love seeing them this tame....enjoyed that video.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos and video! Magnificent birds.

The Furry Gnome said...

Can't believe the Sandhill Cranes walking down the trail! Here they're rare and secretive.

Patti said...

Cranes just out for a stroll. Looks like they own the neighborhood!

Lady Fi said...

Amazing shots! Those cranes are so very tame.

The Yum List said...

The cranes look like they're out on a morning walk just like the people behind them on the path.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are beautiful! We see them in the fields around here and look for them every time we take a drive. This week, I'm seeing wild turkeys. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Nancy Chan said...

The Sandhill Cranes are beautiful. They are so comfortable with humans around them and they are enjoying their surrounding. Have a great day!

William Kendall said...

They are big! And I like the video, watching them in motion. An easy going stride.

amo sin blogg said...

Wow, beautiful big birds.

Wish you happy summerdays !

Our photos said...

Wow, these are wonderful. They don't seem afraid of people, do they ?

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Eileen, it's always lovely to read about the local animal inhabitants where people live. Always something different and always most interesting!
Cheers and really beaut to see your posts :D)

ann said...

There is a sandhill crane festival in Nebraska, a ways from here, in March. Each year we say that we are going, but we never do. It is a huge festival with thousands of cranes that migrate through and as many humans to migrate there to see them. They are also spotted later in the summer high in the Colorado Rockies in Steamboat Springs, so I am told, mid summer. It is is a major ski town, but I am sure that they don't go there to ski. Great photos. They look rather tame.

ellen b said...

Well...that's a lot of fun to see these lovelies walking along...

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; What a splendid scene it must have been; Seeing Gorgeous Sandhill Crane walking in front of you(*^.^*)~*☆
I would cry with happiness p;-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Lynne said...

I find the Sandhill Crane
so graceful and handsomely pretty . . .

Rambling Woods said...

Wow! They are really close to people there. They are so regal looking Eileen.. Michelle

Екатерина Балагурова said...

So interesting!

Judee@gluten Free A-Z Blog said...

I've seen them in Florida and was surprised how tame and unafraid they were. We were staying at a RCI vacation property and they were just walking up to our patio.. so fun.. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos

Jeanna said...

Now these guys are a familiar sight, they are a constant source of amusement to me, so at home in the driveway or constantly stopping traffic on the road.

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