Wildlife Week: In Which I Encounter Wildlife Where It's Not Supposed To Be Today's Post: The Crane Family!



Sandhill cranes--they walk around like they own the place. They meander down the street, using the sidewalk at times, looking around while holding their heads aloft. They stand four feet tall.

I'm a little scared of them.

5 comments:

Decaf, please said...

How very amazing! You can tell I don't have those birds in these parts. My cat would be freaking out with them in the yard. He only gets to meow at the Mallards and Canadian geese.

I love the Wildlife Week!! It's like going to the zoo for free.

Stella said...

Those birds are awesome! Great pictures, too. One morning I saw a scarlet tanager and was thrilled. Haven't seen one since.

Danette Haworth said...

Hi Decaf! Thanks for coming to the zoo.

Stella,
I didn't know what scarlet tanagers were, so I did a quick search on them. They're beautiful! Their colors are so saturated. I saw red and yellow, but the blue ones are dazzling.

Would they be called blue scarlet tanagers? I don't know, but the blue photo is on this site:
http://www.northrup.org/photos/tanager/opal-rumped-tanager%20(4).htm

Angela said...

You are so lucky. I want to live where you live!!!I can't wait to see what you find in your yard tomorrow....Be careful:)

Brenda said...

Do you walk around your neighborhood with one of those hiking sticks so you can beat back the wildlife if it gets too close...

If I were you, I would be driving everywhere...walking looks dangerous in your neck of the woods...grin...