This pair of Sand Hill Cranes was spotted a few weeks ago, in Northwestern Marion County, Florida. These Sand Hill Cranes are probably a migratory pair. They mostly eat grains, grasses, and certain plants. Many Sand Hill Cranes like being in the vicinity of lakes, ponds, or streams, and open, grassy, horse or cattle pastures.
These cranes were seen close to the horse ranch pond where I have taken several other pictures of wading birds and ducks at, and also close to where I had earlier spotted that Wild Turkey. This roadway spot is a good bird watching area in late Fall and likely, early Winter months. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!