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Sand Hill Cranes #2

Uploaded by: SunsetFL

Friday February 8, 2013

melbourne, FL (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Florida sandhill cranes are long-legged, long-necked, gray, heron-like birds with a patch of bald, red skin on top of their heads. Sandhill cranes fly with their necks outstretched with powerful, rhythmic wing beats. Florida's sandhill cranes are a threatened species that are found in inland shallow freshwater marshes, prairies, pastures and farmlands. Sometimes they can be seen on lawns throughout Florida. They are sensitive birds that do not adjust well to changed environments and high human populations. Sandhill cranes are usually seen in small family groups or pairs. However, during the winter, Florida's sandhill crane population increases as cranes from northern states spend the winter in Florida. Sandhill cranes are omnivorous, meaning they eat a variety of plant and animal matter. Some of their favorite meal items include seeds, plant tubers, grains, berries, insects, earthworms, mice, snakes, lizards, frogs and crayfish. Unlike other wading birds, such as herons, sandhill cranes do not "fish." The voice of the sandhill crane is one of the most distinctive bird sounds in Florida. This "call of the wild" has been described as a bugling or trumpeting sound, and can be heard for several miles. Florida sandhill cranes stay with the same mate for several years and young sandhills stay with their parents until they are about 10 months old. Like their endangered relatives the whooping cranes, sandhills live to be older than most birds. In fact, some sandhill cranes live up to 20 years. Information from - http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/education/interactive/springscoast/sandhillcranes.shtml

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8. CameraDiva
4:45 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Beautiful series!
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7. Cowgazer
4:18 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Lovely photo of this magnificent bird, thanks for the added info.
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6. YouKnowWho
3:00 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Simply perfect!
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5. Biskitten
2:58 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Awesome capture!
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4. SammyWoody
11:02 AM GMT on February 10, 2013
Doesn't get any better than this.
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3. dixiedaughter
6:28 AM GMT on February 10, 2013
Fantastic!!!
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2. gardner48197
5:11 AM GMT on February 10, 2013
I agree!!!
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1. novembergale
5:09 AM GMT on February 10, 2013
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous shot!!!!!
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SunsetFL

People change and so do profiles. It was April 2004 that I started my photgraphy journey that started with posting pics of a family of owls. I didn't have a clue what depth of field, aperture, or manual mode were. But you folks and my husband encouraged me and we documented the owls until the last baby fledged and left home. Left with a huge hole in my time and a larger hole in my heart I started to photograph other birds, animals and of course sunrises and sunsets. Photography is absolutely my passion and birds in flight and nesting experiences are among my favorites.Create your own visitor map!

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