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    Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Sand Hill Crane turning one of two eggs...

    Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Sand Hill Crane and Fledgeling...

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    I love the photo with the chick. This is an excellent capture!

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    I second that!

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    I will have to third that.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Love it #2

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Thank you Ludvig, Bill, Jon and Jack. I appreciate all who viewed and found pleasure in the thread. I will be going back today to see if the second egg has hatched. Once again thanks all.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    These are great! Looking forward to seeing the next hatchling!

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    WOW, how wounderfull for all of us to see these great pictures. Thank you Frank, cant wait to see the rest of the family.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    I seemed to have missed this one! What a great set. #2 is for sure my favorite. The ....what do you call a baby Crane....hatchling is too cute. Both turned in the same direction but moma is whatchin you! Nice capture Joe.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Thanks Paul. My wife and I were back there today, both eggs have hatched and both chicks are walking and hiding in the underbrush. Moma is very protective, we watched her chase any birds that came within about 50 feet away. Because the chicks were buried in the underbrush we could not get any good shots, maybe when they get a little bigger.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Both eggs hatched, I found the adults with the fledglings around mid-day today. The light was harsh and very contrasty. Below are the captures.

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    Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Great captures Joe, they look a lot like our Brolga (crane) in australia. Its rare to get a moment like this.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Thanks Wayne for taking the time to view and your comments. My wife and I have been following the progress and photographing this pair since we discovered the nest close to a nature trail we walk on. The fledglings were up and about the next day after hatching. I hope they both survive to adulthood, we have see eagles, hawks, owls, and a bob cat in the area. It was a very special time to photograph.

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    Nesting is the best time to get good shots, we have some rare birds which love our yard as we have a full canopy rainforest and a tidal creek out the back. Great to see others appreciate birds and take the time to admire them. Keen to see more Joe.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    There is always something warm and fuzzy about birds with their offspring. Nicely done.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Nice captures. It's good you could go back and complete the series, yes too bad about the harsh light, but still great to continual as you have.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Hi Joe,

    Not seen this thread until now - wow!

    Even with the harsh light, you've handled it well.

    Hope they make it and don't become prey.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    There is always something warm and fuzzy about birds with their offspring. Nicely done.
    Thanks Bobo, I am working on a warm and fuzzy Owl fledgling I photoraphed today. Will post when finished

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderBob View Post
    Nice captures. It's good you could go back and complete the series, yes too bad about the harsh light, but still great to continual as you have.
    Thank you for viewing and your comments Bob. I photographed the adults and chicks again today, I will post in this thread soon.

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    Re: Sand Hill Crane..One Egg Hatched, One To Go

    Thank you for viewing Dave, I hope also they do not become prey. I photographed them again today, getting bigger and stronger. I will post todays photographs tonight.

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