Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mr. Sand Hill Crane in our parking lot.

Lookie...lookie who was walking through the condo parking lot. Yep... it's a Sand Hill Crane. I wish i could show you how big he is. I can explain it this way ... I would only come up to his knee -- maybe not that far.

They are very friendly birds and live over across the street on the golf course. There's even a sign out there that says "Sand Hill Crane Crossing" and has a picture of this guy and his family on it. I don't think they can read, however, so I don't know how they know where they are supposed to cross.

Don't get excited out there critter pals... This is not a bird for chasing or for eating. He's a bird for riding. The boys are hoping to talk him into taking them for a fly. They would be thankful for that. Me, I'm thankful for all my friends... that's you. Have a great day.

24 comments:

Simba said...

Very elegant birdie.

Kjelle Bus said...

We have Cranes in the field behind our garage. They are gathering up for their move to warmer parts.
Then they will come back in april next year :)
So I now how BIG they are !!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Hmmmm....he looks almost like da Blue Herons dat are all over our yard..cept for da red head.

Hannah and Lucy said...

They are big birdies - how many meals would they make?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Remington said...

Awesome birdie! I have never seen one like that in Zone 3....

rottrover said...

What a treat to just see in the parking lot!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh what a beautiful Sand Crane...I've heard they are quite friendly!! You boys must really enjoy watching them from afar.
Hugs Madi

Admiral Hestorb said...

How NICE! My brother, the youngest and my human brother at that, travels about 175 miles to be where they cross over and stay a few days while migrating with the Whooping Cranes. How nice you have the chance to see these grand birds.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Amazing how they can walk on those skinny legs. Very cool thing to see - we have never seen one up close like that.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Max said...

Hmmm...a bird not for eating? Can't we at least TRY...?

Angel and Kirby said...

If enough of us got together, could we eat him?

Sparkle said...

Wow, that is a BIG bird! I wish we had them here - I can only imagine the Bird TV I would have!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

A few months ago I looked out the window and there sitting on my back fence was an egret or a herron I don't know for sure. It looks similar to my picture except our visiter was somewhat smaller.

Stacy Hurt said...

GORGEOUS!!! You lucky kitties! Is yer mum out there scavenging lost feathers? I sure would be! LOL

Ms. Stella's Woman

BeadedTail said...

A bird you can ride? That sounds like fun! We don't have those here!

Mr Puddy said...

That's legs look like a toy for me : )
Have a great day
xoxo

Mariodacat said...

Woohoo - what a great ride that would be. I'm ready to hitch a ride.

Repositório said...

So elegant, isn´t?

FURKIDSMOM said...

Don't we have the coolest birdies???

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

The Island Cats said...

Nah...that birdie is a little too scrawny to eat. But to ride...now that sounds like fun!!

Prancer Pie said...

We thought he would look good wif a saddle and reins! Yee-haw kittehz! xoxo

Marg said...

Wow we didn't realize that the Sand Crane was so big. They are gorgeous. Great picture. How neat that they have a sign on the golf course.
Been reading your Twitter book and it is great.

meowmeowmans said...

Those are some mighty big birds! They are also at our mom's house in Florida (she also lives on a golf course, and they have those signs, too)! :)

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

How cool is that....that you have your own bird to ride.....:)

xxxxxxx