Monday, May 10, 2021


It was Mother's Day here on Sunday. The weather was terrible. Instead we went out on Saturday. Husband asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day and I said that I would love to go back to Kensington Metro Park as someone had posted on one of the bird sites that the Sandhill Cranes had babies. It's a huge place and I knew that the odds of seeing one wasn't good, but I was so happy and surprised to see a baby crane! They are called Colts (I had to Google that lol).  

There are a few cranes around the nature trail. We were walking along and saw a group of maybe four photographers standing near (giving it room) a Sandhill Crane that was sitting down. Hubby didn't stick around (there was a bench nearby that he went to sit on). I waited to see if the crane was going to get up as one of the people said there was a baby. Sure enough she got up and the little colt appeared. It couldn't have been that old! It was wobbly on legs and Mum was feeding it. Both parents were around. I was happy to see that the small group of us gave them plenty of room and they seemed unbothered by us. We all had pretty long lenses so no need to get up close. 

This is one of my photos

It was trying to catch up to parents. It did not want to be too far away!

It was a really lovely day and the weather was beautiful. We got to see some goslings too as well as lots of other birds. I really love going there. I wish it wasn't so far away!

Sunday was all change on the weather. It was kind of a horrible day, drizzly and chilly. I did manage a walk by myself in the morning. Son came over in the afternoon. So that was nice. 

Ending this post here as I am trying to type and for some reason random words are appearing. Yikes! I don't know what I'm doing wrong lol. 


  1. That sounds like the perfect day out. Nice weather and something to see. We have a wetland bird sanctuary not too far from where we live but I've never been. I must add it to my 'places to visit' list once everything opens up properly.

  2. Well I never knew a baby Crane looked like a long necked duckling!

  3. What a great photo. The baby crane is so cute.

  4. Aww, the baby crane is so cute. Just that one photo must have made it worth the drive.

  5. Happy Mother's Day to you. The baby crane is adorable! I'm glad you had an opportunity to go and take some pictures. Weather wasn't good here either on Sunday, we actually had a few hard frosts again - Oh May!

  6. That baby crane is the cutest thing! Just look at it, waddling with all its effort! Happy belated Mother's Day to you, Sharon. Take care.


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