Last week I caught a brief glimpse of a Sandhill Crane family moving through the tall grass prairie at Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area. Only the head and neck of the adult cranes were visible above the grass, and I could just barely see the outline of at least one chick walking with the adults.
Except for their bright red forehead, these birds blend into the prairie grasses quite well, even though they are tall and large-bodied. I recently posted more photos and information on the habits and habitat of these birds. Click here to go to that post.