Thursday, December 19, 2013

Party of Four

Our neighborhood pair of sandhill cranes recently added two more members to their family, as I discovered when I walked out into the backyard last week:

Their twins are lighter in color and a bit smaller, and follow Mom and Dad everywhere.

Dad, who has always been very protective of Mom, now screeches at anyone and anything that strays near the kiddies. He's also added a note of fatherly pride to his walk:

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