Sandhill Cranes


While at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary last Saturday…

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…

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


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