Monday, January 18, 2010

Ruckus Among Residents...

There's a pair of whooping cranes in the park that tend to hang out over in the middle of the park. Linda, Boomer and I went for a walk and as we got back to our rig, I noticed that the "klackers" (my name for the cranes based on the noise they make)were hanging out near our rig. I went out with the camera to get some pics and followed them as they walked over between a couple of rigs. It was then that the pair of cranes started going crazy. At first I couldn't figure out what was agitating them but then it hit me. They were standing in front of a Class C with a really shiny chrome bumper and they could see their reflections in it. Thought they had some competition and it took them quite a while to figure out that they were just looking at themselves. It was pretty comical (and noisy)!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Hey gals, finally getting a chance to look at your blog. Looks like you're having fun in FL.

I'm not sure but I think the cranes are more likely Sandhill Cranes. The Whooping Cranes are very rare although some have been reintroduced into FL being taught to migrate from WI by following Ultralite planes down in the fall. They then migrate back to WI in the spring by themselves. Some info. at -> http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/er/birds/wcrane/pdfs/2009-10-projectUpdate.pdf

Enjoying the Blog!