Dear Friends, i always think of our Sandhill Cranes as gentle giants roaming the wetlands in search of food. I never thought of baby Red Winged Blackbirds as a food source. These young cranes were being harassed by the adult Red Wings as the cranes plucked the babies from the nest. The male red wing bird is definitely in attack mode but the sandhill has his lunch. Red wings are not in short supply here and predation is common as they nest on the ground. til tomorrow MJ
Posted on June 12, 2015, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged birds, cranes, Crex Meadows, mjspringett, nature, photography, postaday, Red wing blackbirds, sandhill cranes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Oh I feel sorry for that blackbird father. But you made a great photo.