More of the pics from Darrell and Betty's yard. They are big supporters of the International Crane Foundation and have hosted any number of bird photographers...Real ones, not hacks like me.
Some of these birds are stars of a number of beautiful coffee table books and National Geographic articles.
With all the crap that goes on in the world, there is peace to be stolen from experiences like this one.
They're so danged cute!
The locals call this a moorhen, or sometimes "eagle bait".
assorted on the roost
Hand held from a moving pontoon boat, but I like it.