Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sandhill Cranes




My daughter lives in Orlando and every time I visit her, I see Sandhill Cranes wandering around her neighborhood. I saw this group in the roundabout near her house one morning. They never seem to be in a hurry to get out of the way, which is fine by me!

Note: I'm putting my blog on a break so I can spend time with my family this coming week for Thanksgiving. After that, I will be having cataract surgery on both eyes, so I'm not sure when I will be able to get back to blogging. Hoping to be able to see much better when surgery is over. Wish me luck!

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.



35 comments:

KB said...

Wow, they are amazing

BeachGypsy said...

Love those big tall cranes, they are such neat looking birds! I'm so glad to hear you're going to get to spend time with your sister! Is she arriving soon, or are y'all going there? I just know you'll have a great time! I had no idea you had cataracts---wishing you the very best on the surgery! It will go quickly and very smoothly, my folks both have had it and it's not bad at all. You just have to use alot of eye drops afterwards, but they may have simplified that these days as well. i bet your eyesight will BE SO MUCH BETTER!! ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY my friend!! Hope to see you back soon!

Sandra said...

I love these cranes and there are many of them here and it is common for them to be hit by cars because they don't move. once I waited maybe 2 minutes for a flock of them to wander off the street. enjoy your family. with my cataracts I could see better the same day, it did not effect my blogging at all. I did not miss a day. prayers for yours to be the same way....

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Aren't they amazing looking birds! How funny to see these characters just wandering around like that 😀 Have a fab time with that gorgeous family of yours Lois and don't worry about the eye op, you will be a new you immediately ✨

Tom said...

...they seem to take right over!

Barbara Rogers said...

Good to hear you're getting cataracts done...I'm sure it will go fine and you'll enjoy seeing colors especially differently. I love Sandhill Cranes, they seem so much like ancient birds. I guess I feel sorry that their feeding grounds have been paved over and become our housing communities, but they still come expecting that they will find food there.

Adam said...

Cool crane

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the Sandhill Cranes. It is neat seeing them walking around the neighborhood. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving and I hope all goes well and your recover quickly from the eye surgery. Thanks for linking and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Marleen said...

They are such tall and elegant birds! Lovely to see so many.

William Kendall said...

Walking around like they own the place, I see.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and good luck with the operation.

Lea said...

Beautiful birds!
Good luck with the cataract surgery!
Don't have both eyes done at the same time. My husband's surgeon insisted on 3 weeks apart, and I am glad for it. But my husband was very impatient with the whole process of surgery and recovery time, and then waiting several weeks before getting new glasses. But he did very well overall, and keeps telling me how much better he can see.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharon Anck said...

Now this is a sight I won't see in Arizona anytime soon. Have a nice holiday and good luck with the surgery. I just had that done two months ago and it was a snap.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

These fellas are marvelous

I love to see them on my rides

Out on the prairie said...

In march they migrate through Grand Island Nebraska and almost blend into the fields like stalks of corn. Hundreds of thousands are a treat to watch. Nice to have in the neigborhood

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your pictures are amazing! These birds are so beautiful, stately and elegant. And they are even sticking to the walkway, just like people! You are having both eyes done at the same time? I had mine done about 6 weeks apart. It is awesome, like having brand new eyes! Everything is so sharp and clear now. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Be sure and let us know how your surgery went, whenever you feel up to returning.

Lowell said...

These are the coolest birds. I've had them come right up to me, close enough I could reach out and touch them. In spite of those spindly legs, they have a certain elegance.

Lowell said...

Not to worry about your upcoming surgery. Lois Anne and I had our eyes done some years back. It's made a big difference. Not perfect but even now I can function pretty well without glasses. I do use glasses for reading, though. But it's a painless procedure and it will be over before you know it! And then you won't have to worry about cataracts ruining your eyesight.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We see the cranes quite often here but it's still exciting when we do. Wishing you the best AND Happy Thanksgiving!

RedPat said...

I love your pics of these guys, Lois! Good luck with the surgery and have a Happy Thanksgiving! See you back here soon.

bill burke said...

The crane invasion has begun! Great shot.
Good luck with your cataract surgery. I had one eye donw almost two years ago and now my right one is almost ready for its turn next year. I was nervous but it turned out to be unnecessary.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Adam Jones said...

Such majestic birds and fantastic pictures.

Denise inVA said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Lois, and I wish you the very best for your cataract surgery.

What fun to come across these beautiful birds and thank you so much for sharing them.

Revrunner said...

The best! Look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Lowcarb team member said...

I love those Sandhill Cranes …

Have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family and all good wishes for your cataract surgery.
Looking forward to reading and seeing more posts from you in the coming weeks.

Take care and my good wishes.

All the best Jan

Linda said...

They look great! Best wishes for successful surgery.

biebkriebels said...

They seem very at easy at walking in the street. Beautiful Royal looking birds.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e imponentes estas belas aves, aproveito para desejar um bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Jenn Jilks said...

I love them! OUrs have flown south. Of course.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Amazing birds, great photos.
Warm regards
Maria
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Kay said...

I've only seen these birds at a great distance. It's a treat to see them up close.
You've had quite a year! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and very successful cataract surgery. Come back soon!

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful birds!
Oh, I wish you all the luck you need! That, and positive thinking.

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Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

waw...I never see a real Crain in my life. Thank you for sharing your photos.
happy thanksgiving. Take care

Angie said...

First of all, if you're reading this, it means you're back to blogging and your surgery went well. Praise God! I love your pictures of the sandhill cranes - they pass through our area in the spring, but we could never get this close! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Revrunner said...

You've certainly got a lot of strange neighbors, Lois. :-)