July 24, 2010

Caution: Bird Crossing

I could pose the question, "Why did the sandhill crane cross the road?"  Fortunately, when this one crossed University Boulevard in rural Sarasota there weren't any oncoming cars.

It's awesome to see these creatures just standing in the median.

They're amazing.  (And loud.)





9 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very elegant looking and i am sure they cross the road slowly!

James Mark said...

Brilliant! They look enormous.

Hilda said...

And they look big too! Amazing creatures.

Gunn said...

The first one is a unique street shot.

LD said...

What oddly elegant creatures. We have ducks nearby and traffic comes to a complete stop while they amble across the road.

Lyndsey said...

I never get tired of seeing them. There is a lady that feeds the birds in the neighborhood off from Webber and Tuttle. I drive by to pick up my daughter from school. There would always be cranes, herons, and many more all over the house, trees, laying in the yard. It was fun to see. I need to stop next time and take a photo.

JM said...

Wow! Gorgeous bird! I've seen red headed cranes in India, but their body was white.

T. Becque said...

That's really neat! Of course, we get happy if we something bigger than a lizard here! You got great shots out of that moment too.

Lois said...

They are amazing and so are your pictures!