Warner’s sandhill cranes show off two chicks

Greg Weller, one of Wild Warner’s resident photographers, got these terrific closeups of the resident Sandhill Crane family. He writes:

“They are very cute. Have never seen a sand hill crane chick. I heard about them and took a camera.”

The cranes often graze along Forster Drive, and spend a lot of time on the prairie island, the former “fireworks island” where they are not harassed. We believe they nest on the marsh island, protected by the wetland moat.

Chick oneCrane with chicks - Greg Weller Two chicks with parent