Sandhill Crane

© Carol Teal

Sandhill Crane

Uploaded: March 03, 2012

Description

Some info from Wikipedia regarding my backyard visitor: Though the Sandhill Crane is not considered threatened as a species, the Florida Sandhill Crane is far less common, with some 5,000 individuals remaining. They are most threatened by habitat destruction and probably depend on human management in the long run. In Florida, it is protected, and if killed, carries a very high monetary penalty. This subspecies is under protection of state and federal law at this time. Since the loss of habitat is a somewhat controllable cause of a declining population, habitat preservation is a valuable management measure. The current outlook for the Florida sandhill crane, if it can be maintained on the protected habitats, is good.

Comments

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 03, 2012

Carol! Hi !!!!! WOW! Good to see you and WHAT an AMAZING macro! So, so beautiful!

I have missed you! :))) xo

Great entry!

-Laura :D #1447047

Inge Linden March 03, 2012

Fantastic capture,the color is amazing. #10018905

Michelle Alton March 03, 2012

Wow! You are taking fantastic advantage of your good fortune to have these birds visit your home! This is gorgeous with that chartreuse background. #10018996

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 03, 2012

Outstanding close-up capture Carol!! #10019020

Jack Gaskin March 03, 2012

WONDERFUL HEAD SHOT & Great info.

Jack #10019109

Neal D. Hatcher March 03, 2012

Beautiful portrait of this Beautiful bird #10019150

Julie Burnett March 03, 2012

Amazing color and clarity, Carol, gorgeous!! #10019427

Bill Houghton March 05, 2012

Carol, this is such a great and detailed shot of this Sandhill. Excellent work. Have a great day, Bill #10023217

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic March 23, 2012

Fabulous backlight,wonderful details and colours in this excellent capture,Carol!! #10050154

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic March 23, 2012

Fabulous backlight,wonderful details and colours in this excellent capture,Carol!! #10050155

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 01, 2012

Wow!!! #10117234

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