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So, after I got in from work this morning, we went out on a walk,… 
2nd-Mar-2010 12:39 pm
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So, after I got in from work this morning, we went out on a walk, under the theory that the weather was only going to go downhill over the course of the day. Down the road a bit, there's a very small pond (more like an overgrown puddle) with a horse barn and some horses, and we're tromping along when I see very large wings popping out from the pennisula in the middle of the pond and stop Jeff and... "Oh, hey, honey, is that a crane?"

Googling says that this is what we might have seen, but ours was more blue in the chest and neck. I wish I'd grabbed the camera - maybe I just need to start hauling it everywhere. :) It was lovely, and we watched it fly around a bit before moving on.

It was a good call about the weather, too - it started snowing 15 minutes after we got back, and hasn't let up. Big fat flakes, too. Weather.com says there's a 50 to 70 percent change it's going to snow all night.

This is where I note that next week is spring break.
2nd-Mar-2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
We used to see blue herons quite a lot in the little pond outside our house in Wake Forest. I love seeing unusual bits of nature!
2nd-Mar-2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
I googled, and I think what we saw was a heron, not a crane, now that I look again. So pretty!
3rd-Mar-2010 03:14 am (UTC)
I love herons and cranes. They're very graceful and kind of awkward all at once.
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