The male crane who whiled away his time in our yard tapping at his window image showed up with Mrs. Crane and two tiny colts on Friday. Now he spends the day feeding the little ones and watching out for predators in our yard. The nests are so well hidden I have no idea where it was but close enough to get the two little ones in here, they walked down the driveway. Now they stay by our pond and bed down in the tall grass beyond it. When we go out they take the colts (that is what they call them) out in the tall grass to hide. It's a big responsibility having them here as I really have to be on top of it with the dogs not to disturb them. The cranes will stay now and start to move between the yards as the colts mature and then leave in mid Sept. for CA.
This is our resident eagle who came on a day before the cranes arrived, he or she was chasing down a male pheasant and missed then sat on our roof peak resting and watching Bob throw the Frisbee for Kalen. Now the eagles nest is very close here and when one of them fly over the cranes start squawking at them as if to say don't even think about it we see you!