Monday, September 29, 2008

Backyard Visitors

As I sit here at my office desk, occasionally some bird or critter catches my eye flitting past my window. This day I was taken aback by a red-capped head and beady eye gliding by my frame of vision. The eye's owner and 2 other 'birds-of-a-feather' walked right past my office, went around the corner of the house and then came back. I got this picture of them just before they startled at my movement in the window and took off.

Sandhill cranes aren't rare around here by any means, but usually stick around ponds, canals and waterways. It was quite a surprise to have them visit our backyard. It was as fascinating as the time the mating pair of hawks hung around for a few days.

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