Thursday, June 20, 2013

Big Birds

These Sandhill cranes took their time crossing my path while I was trying to exit a parking lot. I don't think they understand "move!" or "hurry up!". They have one speed: s-l-o-w. So, I sat there for a minute and enjoyed watching them.

We have quite a few of these wading birds in our area. They are beautiful, but they can also be a nuisance when you are clipping down the road and, suddenly, there's one right in front of your vehicle. It's no wonder that they are a threatened species in Florida. They are large, I guess around 4-5 feet tall when fully grown, and they make an amazing trumpeting call. It's pretty neat to see them flap their large wings and take off.

3 comments:

  1. WOW...i love God's creation...these birds are ones I don't think i have ever seen!! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow, those birds are TALL! And LOL I can imagine that they don't keep the same kind of time schedule that we do. ;)

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  3. How neat! God's creation is so amazing! I love seeing what it's like in other places. :)

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