A loaf of bread and a long legged bird

Saturday, May 7, 2011

This particular grocery store features more than just food. On the outskirts of the parking lot it has a pond and I am always on the alert for whatever interesting things I might find there. Mr. or Mrs. Crane, as I am not sure which, wasn't enthused to find me prowling near his/her hangout  today so it took a step back every time I took a step forward. 
I loved watching its steps. First the neck would "crane" with its beak poking forward then it would lift its foot from the water as if tip toeing and gingerly stretch it forward watching me the whole time. For more about cranes check out this link. There are 15 different species and I found the Grey Crowned one to be really attractive. 

Thanks so much for your visit. Take care and God bless. This post linked to Weekend Reflections and Camera Critters.


SquirrelQueen May 8, 2011 at 3:38 AM  

The crane is beautiful and I love his/her reflection. If our grocery store had a pond nearby I would be prowling there too. Somehow the concrete that surrounds our stores isn't nearly as interesting.

Icy BC May 8, 2011 at 7:20 AM  

Awesome capture, Judy! At first, I thought it was an egret. See how much I know about birds? :-)


'Tsuki May 8, 2011 at 8:49 AM  

That is a pretty one : thanks for the nice sharing...

Teresa aka JW May 8, 2011 at 9:46 AM  

Beautiful photos! Have a happy Mother's Day.

Becca May 9, 2011 at 2:13 AM  

I dont get to see too many cranes...thanks for sharing!

☆☆Mumsy May 9, 2011 at 6:59 AM  

Gorgeous bird, and the reflection in the picture is fantastic.

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