Monday, September 3, 2012

Another Sandhill Crane

Adult Sandhill with naked forecrown and amber eyes

I was able to get up close and personal to a Sandhill Crane at the Howell Nature Center on Saturday. The Center rescues wildlife, although some of the rescued birds and animals cannot be returned to natural habitats and become residents at the Nature Center.

Standing adult, feather bustle displayed
We had seen these birds while golfing in Wisconsin in August but we did not have an opportunity to get close to them. It was exciting to photograph this crane in such detail. The features of the feather bustle and the featherless head are remarkable.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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