Sandhill Crane Nest and Colts 2010

We came across this nesting Sandhill Crane pair while out hiking in a marsh. Not wanting to disturb the cranes, we stayed back in the brush and only visited the area once a week. On Mother's Day we were thrilled to find the eggs had hatched and two chicks being taken care of by the parents.

  • Melmoth71 (Private)
    8 years 1 month ago
    Sandhill Crane Chick - Peeking Around #2
    Beautiful and very cute!
  • Margezprintz (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Sandhill Crane Chick - Popping Through Mom's Feathers
    She's so pretty, I really like the red markings around the eyes : ) Nice detail, Cindy.
  • Margezprintz (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Sandhill Crane Chicks - Mother's Day
    Oh my goodness ! Aren't they just soooo cute!
  • Photosues (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Sandhill Crane Chick - Climbing Through Mom's Feathers
    This series is really cute!
  • Photosues (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Sandhill Crane Chicks - Relaxing on Mom
    Very cute! I didn't know they sat on mom! Nice detail in this.
  • Photosues (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Sandhill Crane Chicks - Mother's Day
    Very cute capture!
  • Photosues (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Sandhill Crane Chicks - Knee High?
    These are so adorable. It's amazing you could see them down in the grass like that!