Saturday, February 6, 2016

Screaming contortionist




When I was in Orlando a few weeks ago, I took these three pictures of this sandhill crane one right after the other while sitting in my car. In the first shot, the crane is screaming at the top of its lungs at another sandhill crane a few feet down the sidewalk. In the second and third photo, I can only assume there was a sudden urge to preen or else an insect was biting in a delicate area. My grandkids were in the back seat laughing.


Linking to Saturday's Critters.


Linking to The Bird D'pot.


22 comments:

Revrunner said...

Well, when you've got an itch . . . :-)

Lowell said...

These photos are terrific! Funny birds. I've not ever heard one scream before, though. That could be a bit scary! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing how agile birds are!

Sharon Anck said...

A true clown!

VP said...

I think the crane is drunk or on something...

Tom said...

ah, to be that flexible

William Kendall said...

Quite flexible, I see! Terrific shots!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, a clown indeed!! And what fun captures for the day, Lois!! Thanks for the giggles to start my weekend!! And I hope you have a lovely one!! Enjoy!!

Karl Demetz said...

Terrific pictures, Lois !

Anni said...

Oh my goodness Lois, these are incredible 'action' shots of the crane!!

Lea said...

Wonderful series of photos!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

bill said...

Lovely images and you didn't even have to leave your car :)

cieldequimper said...

Lol, I love your title!

Jack said...

These guys are so goofy, aren't they?

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great series on the Sandhill Cranes. I love that last shot, it is funny. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Linda said...

Oh wow! Great captures!

biebkriebels said...

What a great photos!

SRQ said...

Love that first shot. I can almost hear that crane honking through cyberspace --- they're loud! Nice pics.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho.
Um abra├žo e bom fim de semana.

Marie C said...

A mating call, I bet! Great drive-bys!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These are great -- it is a triumph to get these big old birds in action and you really scored with these.

Bethany Carson said...

Very neat photos!