Lesser Sandhill Cranes: Feeding the Colt

Feeding a colt (that’s a baby crane) is a full time job. These Lesser Sandhill Cranes are finding leeches, worms, snails, fish, and other invertebrates in the mud.

Between meals, preening feathers is essential to keep feathers waterproof and in prime condition. The male wisely spent much time watching for predators. At least five Bald Eagles passed overhead during filming.