I noticed them just a couple of days ago. Sandy,Andy & wait a minute where’s the other chick? I don’t know if maybe one of the youngsters went off on its own with a mate of it’s own or what. I do know that people are the biggest enemy these birds have. I have seen them dead on the side of the road because they walk rather slowly & if a driver isn’t paying attention, well it isn’t a good day to be on the road.
I have had horns blown at me and been cussed out,or flipped off,when I slow down or stop to let these majestic creatures cross the road in front of me.I am not in such a hurry to get somewhere that I can’t wait an extra minute or so.My children have learned to respect nature because I do.
My son is a boy scout and he has gone on nature walks with his troop.He feeds the cranes here at home. We go out to watch birds,and sometimes assist in the rescue of a animal in danger. I saw a neighbor boy patiently and carefully help a crane which had a plastic fish line wrapped around its foot.He gently held it so that the line could be removed. I hope that the missing crane is not dead. Hopefully it has found it’s own mate & is now in the process of raisng a family so these beautiful, harmless birds will continue to awe us.