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The Sandhill Crane family I have been occasionally observing out in the area adjacent to the horse farm pond in Northwestern Marion County, FL, is doing really well.  I am thrilled!  The juvenile has really grown a lot and is about five to six weeks old.

I have now photographed the trio four times since March 16, 2015.  I took these latest pictures from the side of the road a long way from the birds so as to not disturb them.  I photographed the cranes on April 15, 2015, at about 5:00 pm.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Update on the Sandhill Crane Family" (8)

  1. It’s really cool to see the progress of the chick and family. Thank you for doing this!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, I am very pleased that I can observe from a distance how well this chick has grown and is safe. These two cranes are magnificent and doting parents! Have a fine weekend!

  2. It is wonderful to be able to watch the progress of the chick and crane family. Awesome photos. Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, I have tried to keep my eye out for this little family. Apparently the ranch pond is their temporary home which makes it easier to spot them. Fewer cattle around the pond now, too (I think the cattle have several larger pastures and are rotated a bit). Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Wow—how special is that… Those babies are growing up FAST.. So glad you can see them. I love Sandhill Cranes… Gorgeous birds.

    We’ve been gone this week—hiking and searching for waterfalls…

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Happy you have been hiking and having a great time watching waterfalls and seeing the scenic views of woodlands, and the hills. Have a fine weekend!

  4. wow! he really has grown! a leggy teenager, now! awesome!

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