The Sand Hill Crane duo that I have photographed several times in the past at a rather swampy small pond in Northwestern Marion County, Florida have become parents! I am thrilled! I often look for these cranes when I am up on this road looking for wildlife (ducks, egrets, turtles, turkeys and the cranes).
In recent weeks, I had missing seeing one of these large beauties and now I know why – she was nesting! I took these pictures yesterday (March 16, 2015) from the roadside using my long lens. These birds were in a pasture on one of the major horse farms in our area. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy and have a very happy St. Patrick’s Day! I will be back to my regular posting schedule tomorrow.