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.

8 comments:

Oerang Boegist said...

nice Picture...~~~

keep Spirit Bloggers...~~

Jorie Pacli said...

Stunning pictures Jim, as always.... I wonder what trick did you do with your camera cause everytime I try to take a snapshot of a moving object, I usually don't get the best results.... Hmmmm I have to take a few shots, but before long those special moments with my object have already disappeared...lol Thanks for sharing.:)

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

That's sure a small island! I hope they have better luck at building it up tomorrow.

Lucylastica2 said...

Stunning images that really capture the cranes determination to save their family. Here's hoping the next instalment is more positive.ams

Rimly said...

Happy Birthday Jim. Hope you have a wonderful day. Looks like the parents have managed to raise the nest a bit. Looking forward to your next post telling us more. The pictures a re spectacular.

melissa said...

the second photo captured my heart the most...hmmm... i know very well you can guess why...

your story of the cranes also make for good reflections jim... truly a series i wouldn't want to miss...

Dallying Debz said...

How lucky to get so close to wildlife. Stunning photos as always.

Ravenmyth said...

Thanks Jim for joining my blog...I now have you in my blog list and I can just go down and click right to you...love it...gives me a little change and a sojurn through your amazing photo's...brings peace!