Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Sandhill Cranes

This is a discussion on Sandhill Cranes within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; We were visited by the sandhill cranes this afternoon, they spent at least an hour ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Molly Taco's Avatar
    Molly Taco is offline Re-member WHAT ??
    Real Name
    Cin
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    SW FL
    Posts
    4,740
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    2

    Default Sandhill Cranes

    We were visited by the sandhill cranes this afternoon, they spent at least an hour in our front yard. We have seen them every evening flying over to the preserve to roost for the night but this is the first time they have stopped in our yard.
    C

    Name:  SHcrane3.jpg
Views: 121
Size:  164.6 KB

    Name:  SH Crane 2.jpg
Views: 117
Size:  111.9 KB

  2. #2
    orchidsal's Avatar
    orchidsal is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    AL
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous Types
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,776
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Neat stuff! I love them birdies. AL

  3. #3
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Great shots,Cin. Sandhill cranes in the front yard? What a treat!!!

  4. #4
    mikkicari's Avatar
    mikkicari is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Mikki
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphs
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Posts
    26
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    My grandmother lives on the other side of the state (Stuart) and has a family of Sandhills nesting every year directly behind her home. While they are neat to see prancing around so gracefully, she hates them because they come right up to her home and have pecked so hard on the windows and walls that they have caused a lot of damage, not to mention bleeding all over the place. Since they are protected, you have to have animal control come out and relocate them.

  5. #5
    Tmai's Avatar
    Tmai is offline Ya'll are funnin' me!
    Real Name
    Tami
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Vandas
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    3,096
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Wow, cool pics! Sandhills are beautiful. We saw only a few on our last trip down but were glad to see them.

  6. #6
    Molly Taco's Avatar
    Molly Taco is offline Re-member WHAT ??
    Real Name
    Cin
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    SW FL
    Posts
    4,740
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Mikki, they are not the smartest birds.

  7. #7
    Halloamey's Avatar
    Halloamey is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Amey Bhide
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya alliance
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pune, India
    Posts
    5,363
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Cin they are really beautiful ! But they have a rather serious look LOL !

  8. #8
    the dragonn's Avatar
    the dragonn is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Steve
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    just about all of them
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Liverpool, England
    Posts
    531
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Great pics Cin. Wish I had cranes in my yard, they are brilliant.

  9. #9
    mikkicari's Avatar
    mikkicari is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Mikki
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphs
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Posts
    26
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    Mikki, they are not the smartest birds.
    Tell me about that! I couldn't believe my eyes the last time I visited my GM... They came right up to the house and started pecking on the glass.... I guess they see their reflection and don't realize they are seeing themselves but think it is another bird intruding on their territory! They pecked the window and walls so hard that my GM had to call a repair man to fix the destroyed screens and wash all the dried blood off the walls!

  10. #10
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Cindy, that is so cool. Such a huge bird!

    Cheers,
    BD

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Sandhill Crane Family
    By Molly Taco in forum A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants...
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: May 19th, 2007, 03:44 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.