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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Florida Sandhill Cranes!
A funny thing happened on the way to Florida.
We stop at rest stops when we drive down to Florida from Michigan...
because folks, it is a looooooong ride!
As we were pulling into one, right beside the freeway off ramp
there was a flock of sandhill cranes eating in the grass on the side of the rest stop road.
Well, I did what I HAD to do.....
I grabbed my camera!!!
So, put your feet up and relax, because I have a TON of photos for you today.
I think they are some of the most gorgeous birds I ever see, and they come to Michigan every spring too!
Be. Still. My. Heart.
Help me Rhonda, help, help me Rhonda!
I am in L-O-V-E !!
Well, HELLO, Lover....
(oops, sorry...I didn't know he already HAD a girlfriend!)
Preening. Preening. Always with the preening!:
"I can't believe this lady is standing here so long taking pictures of us! Gheesh!~":
"O.K. Lady, you've had enough. We'd like to get back to eating now, 'kay??":
They were most patient with me....
and I was most grateful for it. Now, I will greet them in the woods when they fly up to the U.P.
I hope they get here soon!
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