Making eggs - Sandhill Cranes mating...

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It is another beautiful day on the west coast of Canada.

I went down to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, spring is definitely in the air.

I happened upon a pair of Sandhills making eggs, or at least doing the happy dance.

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This is the same pair that had a successful breeding season last year. The young fellow from last year was a few hundred yards away as the parents had chased him off as they are trying to get him to move out of the basement... He was calling for them for hours and they just ignored him....

A few hours later they let him rejoin them when they were feeding out on the marsh.

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alexis and Georgie Beagle

" Hmmmp doing it right on the trail in front of everybody! Do these Birds have no shame!!!" - Georgie Beagle
 

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Very nice!!! Interesting how the male puts the tip of his bill (or is it beak?) on her head while heron males grab the neck of the female.
 
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Thanks for the kind words!

Very nice captures - wait a while and you will have babies too.
Thanks Allan, Yes Babies, they will be born in early June if all goes well.

Terrific job of documenting this Alexis. Very well done.
Thanks Louis, I was standing there with two other photogs watching the cranes from a distance and all of a sudden the male jumped up on the female. We were like wow, and started shooting.

Very nice!!! Interesting how the male puts the tip of his bill (or is it beak?) on her head while heron males grab the neck of the female.
Thanks Karen, Yes they are a lot more gentle than the GBHs. It was quite exciting to see and rather special as they tend to go out into the marshes to get it on rather than in the middle of the path...

Kiss, kiss, smooch, smack, well done.............
Thanks, Darrel.

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" It is so sweet that they mate for life..." - Georgie Beagle
 
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Mom, Dad, What are you doing.... I don't want a little brother...

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The colt from last year is all grown up but he still wants to be with his parents. He cried out for hours and his parents ignored him...

Thanks Phil and Dossy for your kind comments.

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alexis and Georgie Beagle

"hmmmmp I was only 8 weeks old when I left the puppy farm..." - Georgie Beagle
 

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