Thursday, March 30, 2017
Mama Sandhill Crane appears to be calling cadence as she marches her new chick around a residential yard near Stuart, FL recently.
We believe the adult is mama because her partner made his disapproval quite evident about her giving her lessons in such close proximity to humans.
Typically, she appeared to ignore him.
Actually, this cavorting pair was about 50 feet away from us and my cellphone camera. The photo was cropped rather severely...and, the birds are commonly seen in neighborhoods such as this.
In fact, Sue watched traffic grind to a halt on a very busy US Highway 1 near Vero Beach recently as a pair leisured their way safely across the road, completely ambivilent to the restrained urgency of the pesky humans.