We looked at each other for a full five minutes. I did not want to go inside to get my camera, I simply wanted to admire the stately beauty of this bird.
Sandhill Cranes mate for life and are often seen in threes - mother, father and chick. Today's bird was alone - he/she has been around the area for two or three days, and our best guess is that, judging by the "calls", she/he is looking for a mate.
These two photo's were taken using my zoom lens when she/he had wandered away a bit.
Soon afterwards I set out for an evening walk with Penne and with my neighbour Dawn. We were rewarded with the sight of a Great Blue Heron.
|Sandhill Crane 1|
|Sandhill Crane 2|