Sandhill Cranes & Colt in Sleeping Bear!

Sandhill Cranes & Colt

7 years ago the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore shared these great pics of sandhill cranes & baby to their Facebook page with the caption:

And baby (also called a colt) makes three! This young sandhill crane is likely around two weeks old and under the watchful eyes of its parents. Besides being beautiful birds, sandhills are an also ancient species, going back into the fossil record at least ten million years.