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    Sandhill Crane Colt “Uno” At One Week Old

    Sandhill Crane Colt “Uno” At One Week Old - March 2016

    More photos of the Sandhill Crane colt "Uno" taken on a day spent with my good friends Michael and Debbie :)Read More


    Baby Sandhill Crane “Uno” at Day 6

    Baby Sandhill Crane “Uno” at Day 6 - March 2016

    I returned to check on the baby Sandhill Crane Uno last Saturday, on his sixth day of life.  He had already almost doubled in size since I last saw him!  The little guy spent most of the morning in the weeds by the lake, but he did come out a few times to pose for the camera.  So here are his six-day-old portraits. :) Little Uno is still in his …Read More


    Carpe Camera!  Day-Old Sandhill Crane Colt!

    Carpe Camera! Day-Old Sandhill Crane Colt! - March 2016

    I spent a special morning with a tiny Sandhill Crane colt on the morning after he hatched. Cute pictures of Little Baby Uno!Read More


    Hide and Seek

    Hide and Seek - January 2016

    This is a "digital art" version of a photo from last March.  The two Sandhill Crane colts were just a few days old.  The day was windy and cold, and Mom would occasionally sit down and create an "insta-nest" for her two tired colts.  The babies would scurry behind her back and crawl into her warm feathers. That's the realistic story behind this photo.  After staring at it on our calendar …Read More


    This Year’s Sandhill Crane Colts

    This Year’s Sandhill Crane Colts - March 2015

    This year's Sandhill Crane colts are just as cute as ever! A windy morning gave me several opportunities for nesting shots with Mom.Read More


    One More Morning with the Sandhill Crane Family

    One More Morning with the Sandhill Crane Family - April 2014

    One last morning with my Sandhill Crane family. The colts were seven days old, and they squabbled, danced, and played hide and seek. Cute!Read More


    Bath Time for the Sandhill Crane Colts

    Bath Time for the Sandhill Crane Colts - March 2014

    I got a kick out of watching the tiny Sandhill Crane colts go wading into the water. They are pretty good little swimmers!Read More


    Three Days Older, Three Days Cuter – Sandhill Crane Colts

    Three Days Older, Three Days Cuter – Sandhill Crane Colts - March 2014

    Fun morning spent with six-day-old Sandhill Crane colts, who captivated me with cuteness as they played, fed, and danced for my cameraRead More


    Leaps of Faith – Sandhill Crane Colts

    Leaps of Faith – Sandhill Crane Colts - March 2014

    Funny photo vignette of Sandhill Crane colts learning to climbRead More


    Sandhill Crane Colts: Day 3

    Sandhill Crane Colts: Day 3 - March 2014

    I got to photograph Sandhill Crane colts on their third day of life. Cuteness abounded as they fed, played, and learned how to fly (almost)Read More


    Hatch Day for the Sandhill Cranes

    Hatch Day for the Sandhill Cranes - March 2014

    It's that time of year again!  I hope you like pictures of cute little Sandhill Crane colts, because you're going to be seeing a lot of them in this blog in the next few weeks.  Last weekend I started making the rounds, checking on known nests from previous years.  Then my friend texted me saying "Mom is eating the eggshell!"  So I hurried to that nest and found this family …Read More


    Week-Old Sandhill Crane Colts

    Week-Old Sandhill Crane Colts - March 2013

    Last year my friends found a Sandhill Crane family in Casselberry. When I visited, the colts were several weeks old, already getting to their leggy stage. They entertained me with their spider wars. This year I made a trip over there while the babies are still small. They hatched on Sunday, and I went six days later. Compared to the Sandhill Crane colts at the Circle B Bar Reserve, these …Read More


    Spider Wars

    Spider Wars - March 2012

    Last weekend I stopped by a local park to photograph the Sandhill Crane colts that were born at the park a few weeks ago.  Some friends had mentioned that there were great photo opportunities with this family, who are so friendly that the colts practically walk right up to you.  My friends weren't kidding!  I found the birds down by the lake and they quickly moved up to the parking …Read More