Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our New Pet

We are now thinking that this single sand hill crane is the youngster of the pair we see around the park.  We think the day we heard the broken-hearted crying was the day Papa and Mama invited him to strike out on his own.


Doesn't he look like he is lonely as he heads our way?


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Maybe we need to do some lawn work.  It appears that there are plenty of grubs available for his lunch.



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I got a little worried that he would mistake my little toe for grub and peck on me.

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He didn't...although he did eye Mike's plump little curly toes for a second or two.

9 comments:

  1. I really like this sand hill crane. I hope you'll continue to share pictures with us. The last video shows it very close up which was very nice. Those skinny long legs are amazing. You'd think they'd break easily but apparently not.

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  2. They are such neat birds. Once my sister in law was cooking outside their RV when one actually chased her. Not sure if it was for food or he just liked her. We laughed till we hurt and helped her not at all.

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  3. You are certainly blessed with such a lovely experience. I am so glad that you realize and have shared!!

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  4. How awesome is that. I think he likes you guys. Enjoy him. Do you think you could get him to eat out of your hand?

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  5. For some reasons I can never see your photos when I visit on y iPad. Boo hoo. I'll have to come back when I'm at my computer.

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  6. Don't bother with lawn care. You've got a new pet to do it for you!

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  7. A crane as a lawn ornament! That wouldn't happen in VT (or CO). Wonderful!

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