These Sandhill cranes took their time crossing my path while I was trying to exit a parking lot. I don’t think they understand “move!” or “hurry up!”. They have one speed: s-l-o-w. So, I sat there for a minute and enjoyed watching them.
We have quite a few of these wading birds in our area. They are beautiful, but they can also be a nuisance when you are clipping down the road and, suddenly, there’s one right in front of your vehicle. It’s no wonder that they are a threatened species in Florida. They are large, I guess around 4-5 feet tall when fully grown, and they make an amazing trumpeting call. It’s pretty neat to see them flap their large wings and take off.