florida sandhill cranes

strrrretchhh--sandhill crane chick with momma 5/1/12part 2–strrrretchhh–sandhill crane chick with momma 5/1/12

so after his rest, it was time to get up…i had never seen a crane sitting before, and was curious to see how it was going to get upright again…his knees seem to bend backwards…but he did it, slowly and gracefully…he stood and stretched, showing off his wings…really more like wings-in-progress…it’s fascinating to see how the feathers actually grow…

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