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Sandhill Cranes

Last week I spotted several Sandhill Cranes here in The Villages, FL along pond shorelines at Morse Blvd. and CR 466 (near Live Oak Park) and at the Arnold Palmer Legends golf course also along CR 466 near Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

These are native Florida Sandhill Cranes.  I think we have many breeding pairs and small family groups around the area.  The Sandhill Cranes especially like the fringes of golf courses near the ponds.  Plenty of food and water and most golfers don’t mind the presence of the cranes since the cranes mostly are hanging out on the fringes of the courses near fences or under the trees.  It is always a big pleasure to see these large lovely birds!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Sandhill Cranes" (3)

  1. Beautiful… Love seeing the Sandhill Cranes…

    Praying for the flooding in Texas and at my son’s home now… He’s already gone through way too much this month… Prayers for Mark.


    • Hi Betsy, I will add your family to my prayers! I have several friends in the greater Houston area and am as you know, a former resident of N.E. TX myself (college grad school years). I am thankful for the efforts of the Red Cross, the military reservists/National Guard, Baptist Men, Cajun Navy, Salvation Army and all others who have come to TX to help. Thanks!

  2. Hello, I loved seeing the Sandhill Cranes in Florida. I am home in Maryland and will miss them this winter. Great photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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