Here is a sandhill crane with her newly hatched baby. We saw them at the Brevard Zoo in an area called Native Florida. This area has a small pond where local wildlife can come and go freely. There was a pair of sandhill cranes that nested there.
This must be one of his first times trying to stand up because he wasn't very strong yet. He only lasted a few seconds on his feet, but he still made it.
This is at my sister's flute teacher's house. While she was having a lesson, I went outside and spotted a pair of cranes. They visited here frequently.
While I was sitting there, one of them decided to start checking out this fake heron. He even pecked it's tail a couple of times ;-)
I followed them to the edge of this pond and sat down next to them before I went back inside the porch.
I've always loved sandhill cranes and I look forward to seeing them again.