Sandhill Cranes

Hello!

While at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary last Saturday…

IMG_8473
Peaceful Waters Wetland, Wellington, FL

I encountered these Sandhill Cranes in one of the trails. Since I am not familiar with their behavior, my first thought was…big fight, but I was wrong, it was…

IMG_8484
Mates display to each other with exuberant dances.
IMG_8485
Courtship includes elaborate “dance,” with birds spreading wings, leaping in air while calling.
IMG_8488
According to the Audubon.org. Although they are currently very common, their dependence on key stopover sites makes them vulnerable to loss of habitat in the future.

6 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: