Our neighborhood sandhill cranes paid me a visit yesterday morning:
My dogs would like nothing better than to chase them around the yard, so I'll have to remember to check for them before we step outside.
Over the years the cranes have grown slightly less skittish of humans, so I was able to get a bit closer without alarming them. I'd love to get some more close-up shots like this one:
This morning we had another surprise show up in the pasture bordering the back of our property:
At first I thought a stray dog had gotten into the field, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a new addition to the herd:
You know the really old saying about making calf's eyes at someone? This is what it actually looks like: