Sand Hill Crane

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© May Lattanzio
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A truly unexpected gift, to hear and meet this bird, living alone on a patch of dead lawn at a Veteran's Administration Clinic. State authorities can't seem to trap it. I understand from Audubon locally that a pair were discovered at St. Andrews State Park. It has no fear of people and the staff are very protective of it. So I borrowed the iPhone and got about 80 shots, including a video of it finding food and jumping into the air. I believe that behavior is to startle whatever is in the turf so it can eat it. It's very funny to watch. I believe it's a hen. It's been on the property for a year, apparently very savvy living near a busy beach community with high traffic areas. It is not afraid of being approached. It's not every day you meet such an interesting character. I could have stayed all day.

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  • David de London

    David de London gave props (11 Jan 2018):

    Phantastique! Great shot, excellent color and detail...very well done

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (12 Jan 2018):

    Fascinating photo and narrative!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (18 Jan 2018):

    A beauty!

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