Sandhill Cranes

Hello!

While at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary last Saturday…

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Peaceful Waters Wetland, Wellington, FL

I encountered these Sandhill Cranes in one of the trails. Since I am not familiar with their behavior, my first thought was…big fight, but I was wrong, it was…

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Mates display to each other with exuberant dances.

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Courtship includes elaborate “dance,” with birds spreading wings, leaping in air while calling.

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According to the Audubon.org. Although they are currently very common, their dependence on key stopover sites makes them vulnerable to loss of habitat in the future.

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