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Two Pairs of Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes are often spotted here in The Villages, Fl along golf courses, and grassy areas near water.  I spotted a pair this afternoon along the edge of the Arnold Palmer golf course on CR 466 and another pair on Morse Blvd. at the East side of the road on the parkway abutting the Schwartz Preserve.

These wading birds primarily eat grasses, seeds, and aquatic vegetation but occasionally also dine on insects, snails, and worms.  I most often see the cranes in twos but sometimes will spot a family group with colts and less often a large gathered flock.  I believe these to be Florida Sandhill Cranes.  I was thrilled to spot the cranes this afternoon!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

 

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Sandhill Cranes

The male surprised me by doing a one hop quick dance to try to impress the female.  It was marvelous to see.  A few moments later, the pair strolled over to the area where there were a big number of ducks and Glossy Ibis feeding.

The birds were seen and photographed very close to Southbound Morse Blvd. near CR 466, here in The Villages, FL on Friday, March 2, 2018 at around 5:00pm.  This pair of cranes enjoys the golf course grass, and proximity to a small freshwater marsh. Please click on each thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of each photo.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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