|Sandhill Crane Chick|
I came across a family of 4 Sandhill Cranes this past week and enjoyed watching them work together as they foraged for bugs, mainly grubs, just off a popular shopping mart. Sandhill Cranes chicks initially feed by pecking the food from their parents bill. They soon learn how to feed on their own. Their parents, however, continue to assist with feeding and protecting them for nearly a year.
The adult Cranes were foraging deep in the ground as the chicks watched intently for their share of the grubs.
This guy got a little worn out from all the hard work!