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Old May 4, 2012, 2:45 PM   #1
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Default Sandhill Crane

Only the second time I have seen them in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Two just seemed to be flying by.


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Old May 4, 2012, 3:29 PM   #2
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Nice BIF shots, there are lots of them around here during the Spring.

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Old May 4, 2012, 6:19 PM   #3
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Great feather detail in a BIF..
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Old May 4, 2012, 8:47 PM   #4
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Nice one's Ed...especially #2. The detail in the eye is stunning.


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Old May 4, 2012, 9:37 PM   #5
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They should reach here by late June.
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Old May 5, 2012, 12:05 AM   #6
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I'm not sure I've ever seen one, great pictures!
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Old May 7, 2012, 5:26 AM   #7
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This is a species I have never seen in person. Your shots are terrific! Someday I hope to get to Bosque Del Apache where they congregate by the thousands.

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Old May 8, 2012, 7:48 PM   #8
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These are great photos, Ed. In March, when we visited my parents in Florida, we were amazed to see two sandhill cranes standing beside the road in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, but the whole time we watched them, they remained on the ground. I have never seen this species in flight.
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So glad you were in the right place, at the right time, with both the equipment and the skills needed to get these great photos!
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Old May 9, 2012, 10:22 AM   #10
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Terrific shots. Amazing detail and coloring.
For such a large bird they are very graceful.
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