Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sandhill Cranes: Saturday's Critters



I took a little longer break from my blog than I intended, but I'm back. Spoiling my grandkids wears me out! While I was visiting them in Orlando, I took some pictures of their neighbors, the Sandhill Cranes. These critters seem to be everywhere down there and they aren't shy. We always see them in pairs and these two didn't seem to mind us getting up close and personal with them. In fact, they even posed for me. My grandson and I have named this pair that hangs out in their yard Bob and Philomena (Although to be honest, we are probably seeing more than one pair, we just call them all Bob and Philomena).

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is great they are so calm around people. The cranes are gorgeous birds. Great closeups! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful birds they are indeed and what great captures, Lois!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by from Saturday Critter's meme, at first glance I thought these were model cranes! Brilliant capture.

Anni said...

Oh how fun....grandkids!!!

These crane images are just amazing!!!

William Kendall said...

Such beautiful birds!

RedPat said...

Amazing to see such creatures wandering around, Lois!

Revrunner said...

Actually, I can't tell which one is Bob and which is Philomena. :-)

Jack said...

Nice! I love sandhill cranes, but they are uncommon in Naples. I have seen them further north, though.

Glennis said...

Beautiful birds

orvokki said...

Wau ,, you have wonderful (different) birds in your garden.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I think you'd recognize Bob and Philomena ! And they recognize you, I'm sure ;)))! Although come to think of it, they do look an awful lot like their cousins over here in Fort Myers! .I am still surprised at their size, and the way they seem so tame. Neat pictures! Grandkids are wonderful , but I know what you mean about tired!

Margaret Adamson said...

very elegant birds

biebkriebels said...

These look very pretty with that red spot on their head.

Marleen said...

I haven't seen these cranes before, they are beautiful with their red spot.

Marie C said...

They are really beautiful! Love the red feathers on their heads. Looks like you had an awesome visit!

Lowell said...

They are amazing birds. I had never seen one until a few years ago when I was able to get up and close. Your photos are superb! Such great detail.

So nice to have you back!

SRQ said...

Beautiful shots, Lois. A small flock of sandhill cranes has taken up residency at Sarasota National Cemetery. They're so fascinating to watch.