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Sandhill Cranes are really wonderful big birds.  Isn’t it wonderful how the chick has grown? I am so very glad for it. The Sandhill Cranes seem to be outstanding parents.  I had photographed this little chick with its parents several weeks ago, about a quarter-mile down the road from this particular ranch pond.  This pond is a place I often go to photograph wildlife and is either at, or next to, one of the larger, important horse farms in Northwest Marion County, Florida.

There are a lot of cattle on this pasture with the pond these days.  The big equestrian event has concluded so there is less human commotion around the area.  So far, the pond still has wildlife living there, even with those cows!  There is a nesting pair of Canada Geese and another nesting pair of Mottled Ducks there now.  I took these pictures from the roadway on April 2, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "The Sandhill Crane Family at the Ranch Pond" (4)

  1. That’s a superb photo of the crane family!

  2. oh, so cute! glad it is doing well! love the cattle, too.

  3. It is cool seeing the crane family.. The chicks are so cute! Great photos. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  4. The Birding Bunch said:

    That is so neat! We do not have many birds that hang out with the neighbour’s cattle but for some cowbirds and blackbirds. I hope you had a nice weekend.

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