Looking for baby sandhill cranes – Skywatch Friday

My goal for my recent trip to Circle B was to find the baby sandhill cranes that had eluded us the weekend before. As soon as I walked out on the trail, I saw the family far out in the middle of marsh.

The family was moving quickly towards the tree line away from the trail. Both babies were there but I could only get a few quick pictures of one before they were gone in the tall grass.

Hairy or downy woodpecker?

Palm warblers were everywhere that morning.

Yellowlegs walking by a handful of blue winged teals. I love the purple tint on the teal on the far right.  They were keeping an eye on the shorebird.

Typical Florida great blue heron picture. He was sitting high up in a tree on Alligator Alley. He has this determined look on his face.

Early in the morning the sun was coming through the famous dead trees at the beginning of  Marsh Rabbit Run trail. These trees usually have black bellied whistling ducks, woodpeckers or egrets sitting on them. This morning they were empty.

Just a few shots of a recent trip out to the reserve to look for the sandhill crane babies. This was taken several weeks ago so they are probably pretty big by now. I was glad I caught a few seconds of them before they headed out.

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10 thoughts on “Looking for baby sandhill cranes – Skywatch Friday

  1. I love the Sandhill baby picture. We don’t have babies up here yet, but it will be soon. I have never been able to get close enough to get a close up like your’s. Someday maybe … I can hope 🙂 I love the Palm Warbler too. We just had a few of them migrate through here this week. The are so swett and pretty. Thanks again for another adventure in your world.

    Andrea @ From The Sol
    http://www.fromthesol.blogspot.com
    come see me sometime …

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