The resident Sandhill cranes at the George C Reifel Sanctuary. are nesting now and have 2 eggs. These tall wading birds are very protective of their nests and young, which they keep for about 10 months. The young chicks are called colts and are able to fly when they are around 2 months old. When they are 3-5 years old they are mature enough to mate.
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the fourth picture is so intense 🙂
Yes- but I may have cropped it too close. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Cheers
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