Posted by Douglas Brown , Monday, June 28, 2010 12:40 AM


Sandhill Crane finding a worm for the chick

Posted by Douglas Brown , Sunday, June 6, 2010 10:56 PM

I'm not sure if you could call it bird voyeurism, but when you see something as cute as the new born chicks,it is hard not to sit and watch all the antics,and capture some of them on the camera.
Sometimes it would be nice to have a video camera on hand to record all the action, but being able to get the special moments with a single frame is far more worth it to me.

Sandhill Crane with chick

Unfortunately the second chick did not make it, but so far this one seems quite spry.
The area is closed off for anyone wanting to walk by, and these were taken where allowed.

Sandhill Crane(male) with chick

Posted by Douglas Brown , Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:35 PM

After about 30 or so days this baby sandhill crane was hatched, and started learning fast how to swim and imitate the dad searching for some type of food in the ground.
Happy to announce the other egg hatched the next day, and have now moved off the nest to a more secure location at Reifel.

I wanna play in the mud too Dad!!!
Sandhill Crane with chick & egg
Mother still on one egg, with newborn beside.