We always hoped to see the Sandhill Crane pair with their colts when we visited the refuge in recent months, but I never managed to catch them in good light conditions. This time, we did a double-take as soon as we drove in the entrance road. The two adult Cranes were strolling right alongside us by the canal. (No sign of the colts this time, though 🙁.) We parked a little further down and, as I stepped out of the car with my camera, they headed straight toward us. The pair sauntered right by – within inches of me. Then they climbed down through the tall grass, and made their way across the canal. What a treat!♥️
More about these large, graceful, year-round Florida residents can be found at All About Birds.