Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sandhill Crane


Sandhill cranes aren't seen very often down here.

This was one of a pair strolling on a lawn next to Lake Trafford,
about an hour east of Naples.

23 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Splendid birds! We have a very small population of Common Cranes that have made Eastern England their home; it's always exciting to spot one.

Kate said...

A handsome bird with a scarlet top hat.

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a cute bird, I love the red spot in his head, so gracious!
Léia

Tanya Breese said...

walkin around like he owns the place! beautiful!

VP said...

Wonderful bird, great shot!

William Kendall said...

This one looks quite serious minded!

Malyss said...

Elegant and smart are the words coming to my mind!

RedPat said...

What a treat to see them, Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A rare Sandhill strolling.. nice capture Jack!

Jan said...

Great capture. They are facinating birds.

LOLfromPasa said...

Great shot. Never seen one of these beautiful cranes before.

cieldequimper said...

I see them walking down Avenue de Paris every day.

Seriously, beautiful shot of a beautiful bird.

Kay said...

Beautiful bird; nice shot. It looks like the lord of the manor out for its daily constitutional.

Mersad said...

A very sophisticated subject and image.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Tash said...

Pretty, pretty red-hatted birdie.

LONDONLULU said...

Why do we have boring old great blue herons instead of these magnificent red-headed birds? Gorgeous shot and creature!

Dianne said...

A very elegant bird strutting her stuff! Beautifully captured Jack.

gardenbug said...

Wonderful shot!

My mother loved Japanese cranes and gave me a book about them.
My Dad gave me Audubon's Birds of America when I was about 8-10 years old and it was a favorite of mine.

Randy said...

Beautiful and graceful.

Lowell said...

These birds we do have. In fact, one golf course I play, seems to have a pair who have decided to make a home there.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful bird!!

JM said...

Wonderful series of gorgeous bird shots! This make me feel like going to the tropics right away, Jack.