Monday, April 18, 2011
CRANES AND THEIR FIGHT TO SAVE THE NEST UPDATE
We were away this weekend celebrating my birthday. We visited St Augustine's and the St. Augustine's Alligator Farm to photograph the wild birds that flock to their rookery. We will be showing you some what we think are really great images. At least they looked that way in our cameras.
The cranes have put up an amazing fight and continue to do so. Between their efforts and the natural lowering of the water level there is a small and I do mean small island where the parents are able to sit on the eggs. We have only been in the house about 20 minutes and we have received a small thunder shower. This is obviously worrisome but the forecast is for dry weather, so we are hopeful. I will be there first thing tomorrow morning to record their progress and will report it to you. Thank You for you kind words ( and birthday wishes) your concern and offered prayers in behalf of the cranes is heart warming. To have so many people from all over the world express concern is wonderful. Again Thanks. Here are some images we took.
These images were taken Saturday morning before we left. I did check today and the island is a little longer maybe twice as long. It is only 3 to 4 inches wider which as you can see is the concern. It is raining today so I could not take any pictures but I will tomorrow.
Posted by Jim Brandano at 3:17 PM