October 09, 2013

Beach wader

Beach wader by ricmcarthur
Beach wader, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
This is a sandhill crane that was at the edge of Rondeau Bay.
He didn't move as we coasted by.

Scientific stuff
Grus canadensis
Very large bird.
Long neck.
Long Legs.
Gray body, may be stained reddish.
Red forehead.
White cheek.
Tufted feathers over rump.
It is about 48 inches tall with a wingspan over 7 feet in width.

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