Thursday, May 06, 2021

Birds in the Rain

A great egret at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor.
We hope that the greenhouses and fenced gardens will be able to open soon.


A heron and two Canada geese.

A nesting sandhill crane.

We could see the crane's mate on the other side of the reeds.

Blog post © 2021 mae sander.

17 comments:

Laurie said...

Beautiful and so lucky to see the cranes nest, they’re usually shy with their nesting, beautiful!

Angie's Recipes said...

The egret looks very beautiful!

Linda said...

Beautiful pictures!

Iris Flavia said...

Great shot of the reflecting heron.
Yes, hope things open up soon.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous photos! Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

How cool you have sandhill cranes. We don't get them here. I'm glad they build their nests so high off the ground too. Happy Friday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Beautiful bird shots, Mae. The sand hill cranes are wonderful. They nest in an area about 50 mi9les west of me, so I have to travel if I want to see them. As for the geese, all I have to do is walk to the river, about 7 blocks from me.

Divers and Sundry said...

Striking! That egret makes quite an impression, doesn't it!

Jeanie said...

Gorgeous, each and every one, but especially the egret. I haven't been to Matthei's botanicals in ages. It's beautiful.

DVArtist said...

Really wonderful photos. Have a nice day.

Adam Jones said...

How nice to see the Sandhill Cranes at a nest. Very lucky.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Great collection of photo and birds. I love the Egret, Heron and the Sandhill Crane. It would be neat to see the Crane's chicks. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the visit and comment on my blog.

Anu said...

Hello. Wonderful collection of birds. Thank you for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat to see the Crane nesting! I've never seen one with a nest on the ground like that. Love this post and all the birds you've seen!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

PS I love the reflections in the water of the first few photos too!

judee said...

I am always fascinated seeing birds especially water birds . You've captured such lovely shots. Thanks for sharing Mae.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

What a great series of photographs. I suspect that the rain didn't bother the birds at all. I am especially excited to see the crane on the nest. Well done with all of these images.