Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Better late than never

Someone's building a nest.  It's a little late in the season.  Most sandhill cranes in Florida already have babies by now.  But this pair finally decided to settle in on a tiny tuft of land in the north end of our lake.

It takes 32 days for sandhill crane eggs to incubate, which means if all goes well, we should be seeing hatchlings on May 18th.  I'll keep you posted.

The cranes spent all day preparing the nest site

Settling in


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    1. Just when I'd given up hoping that the birds would nest on the lake this year, they decided to settle in. Isn't that always how it goes! Should be fun to watch.