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Lin McGrew

Lake Forest, IL, USA


I had been watching a family of Sandhill Cranes in the nearby grassland preserve near my home, and this Juvenile Crane often had a Red-winged blackbird close by even in flight. Seems it wanted to make sure the youngster knew who was the boss around there and apparently size does not matter in this hierarchy.

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Species: Sandhill Crane

Need A Wingman?

Red-winged Blackbird flying with Sandhill Crane

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Owen Ridings says:

Interesting group of birds!

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