This sandhill crane couple was enjoying a pleasant evening alone. Or…were they...all alone??? Moments earlier I encountered this scene:
Junior decided it was time to snuggle up close to mama. Really close.
No one said it was going to be easy…or pretty…or dignified. Face plant!
I can almost hear Junior huffing and puffing, and hooching and snorting, flapping his wee wings trying to maneuver inside mama's ample wing until he located just the right spot. As soon as he settled into position, mama nonchalantly folded her wing -- without looking behind her -- and Junior was tucked away safe, sound and warm. Incredible!