Wearing your heart on your head.

Sandhill cranes celebrate Valentine’s Day everyday, since they have a heart built right in the top of their head.

I saw this couple out in the marsh at Circle B Bar Reserve in late November. The light wasn’t great since it was early in the morning and the sun was coming up behind the cranes. I normally wouldn’t have taken pictures of them with this light but they started dancing and flirting out in the marsh and I just started clicking away. Assuming this is a mating ritual, I’m hoping to see the couple out in the marsh on a nest soon.

Farther down the trail later that morning I saw these cranes fly by. Not sure if they are the same ones since there are several crane couples at the marsh.

They were gone from their corner when I passed by there on my way back to the car.

SkyWatch Friday

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