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Tall, stately and regal, the Sandhill Crane is a very tall bird with a slow, imperious walk that demands traffic stop. They also dance, leap, and throw sticks and moss into the air. Their wing span is huge, and they fly in groups as one, like synchronized flappers. The crane also has a loud rattling call.
It's one of my favorite birds, but it posed a challenge for the bird series because it's a wading bird, with really long legs. So to compensate I feature my crane sitting on her nest.
Nesting season in Florida starts in May. The Sandhill Crane builds a mound nest on the ground in reeds surrounded by shallow water. They often have 2 chicks. The female sits for 3 weeks while her life-long mate stays nearby, bringing food.
This crane is about 2 inches high and long. She is knit in gray and brown (they preen with mud, staining their gray feathers). Her nest is needle felted with browns and yellows, to represent the grasses and reeds she would use to make the nest.

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Sandhill Crane On Her Nest - Bird Series


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  • Materials: wool, yarn, felt, roving, knitting, needles
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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