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.