Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; Undertake for me! (Isaiah 38:14 NKJV)
Over the years we have lived here in Central Florida, we have been visited by Sandhill Cranes and their little ones. They are called “colts” when they are young. The ones in the above picture would be considered “juveniles.”
It is enjoyable to watch them mature and eventually become red on the top.
We are not “technically” supposed to feed them, but yet we can feed all the other birds. So how do you keep them out of your feeders. Hide them? No. The Lord made all of His creatures and promised to see that they are fed.
My flat feeders hang about 18 inches above the ground and Sandhill Cranes [adults] stand about:
“SIZE: Body, 31.5 to 47.2 in; wingspan, 5 to 6 ft”
WEIGHT: 6.5 to 14 lbs
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 20 years (Natl Geo)
- Sandhill Cranes – Wikipedia