Sandhill Cranes

Weekly Smile 82-July 26, 2017

I have been staying with friends in Orlando for several weeks and have really gotten into photographing the many birds in the area.

The other day we went to lunch and on the way home I spotted four Sandhill Cranes on the side of the road.  I got so excited and couldn’t wait till we got home so I could jump into my car and go back to capture them with my camera.

All of a sudden Dottie turned the car around and took me back to where the birds were. She told me that by the time I got back by myself they would be gone.   Now that’s a real friend, indulging my obsession to take pictures of birds by the side of the road.

That made me smile.  But then, as I sat in the car right in front of the birds snapping away, one of the males spread his wings and I got a great shot.  I am still smiling, and I think I will smile every time I look at this picture.

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About Wanda

I am a Catholic widow, mother, grandmother, friend and according to my kids just a little bit crazy. My faith is paramount in my life. Spending time with my family, especially my four grandchildren is one of my most treasured blessings. I love Redskins football, Phillies baseball, NASCAR, quilting, genealogy and I am a bibliophile and struggling blogger.
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9 Responses to Sandhill Cranes

  1. trentpmcd says:

    Very cool. I do some nature photography and love seeing a new large bird to photograph. I’ve never seen a Sandhill Crane, though. I know they were very endangered but haven’t heard much if their recovery is going well or not. And yes, a very good friend to turn around 🙂

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Fabulous shot! Looks like the crane was posing/showing off just for you! 🙂

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  3. The Sandhill are a very favourite of mine. I adore them! I post them, too. We have them from April to November. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

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  5. puppy1952 says:

    What beautiful cranes. When on the road I tend to stop for every bird I see too 🙂


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