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Sandhill Crane

Antigone canadensis


The first time I have seen one on a nest. Its partner was not there, but I did see it about a week later when they both were walking in the water in search of food.


Pond with small trees (maybe wax myrtle) and lots of cattails and lily pads.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Thanks machi. With so much destruction happening every where, that's good to hear.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Nice series Machi especially the habitat shot.
Good luck birdies.

Machi a year ago

Thanks everyone! And Leuba, this pond doesn't have any alligators and people don't often go anywhere near this pond, so I think it is relatively safe for them. We see a pair walking around the area each year, so I assume they are using this pond as a nesting spot year after year, but I am not sure. I have seen 1-2 juveniles with a pair of adults each year as well.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

The nest looks so vulnerable - guess they know what they're doing ! Great spotting.

DanielePralong a year ago

Great series Machi! I love the environment.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Great series of an important period.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 30, 2019
Submitted on Apr 23, 2019

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