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Sandhill Cranes on the Golf Course

This group of Sandhill Cranes was spotted a few weeks ago, on the Arnold Palmer Legends golf course in The Villages, FL.  All in all, I spotted eleven Sandhill Cranes that day in four different places.  Most of these eleven cranes were browsing for food in the grassy areas on the apron of a golf course near a paved golf cart (multi-modal) path.  The smaller of the cranes by the way, is a juvenile, called a “Colt”.

Sandhill Cranes mostly eat larger insects, snails, worms, grains and seeds, small frogs, small fish and they will also nibble on grasses and certain plants.

We seem to have a stable group of native Sandhill Cranes here in The Villages area.  I really enjoy seeing these large rather majestic birds.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

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