American black ..

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Straight Out Of Camera Straight Off Of Camera .. no processing .. sometimes cropping for size issues .. .. signed usually © All rights reserved

It's not over ..

bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2011/08/02/environmentalis... Please read the call for Gov. Beshear to halt the Sandhill Crane hunt ! It is back in the hands of the Commonwealth of Kentucky .. - why do these SHC have to be killed, excuse me .. the politically 'correct word' is harvest - if they are to be hunted and killed .. that is not a 'harvest' - if you disagree with me, no problem - we are all different & that's what makes this a magnificent place - how boring if we all were alike ! - but, go read the Bluegrass Politics story about the Sandhill Cranes anyhow ! SOOC -signed only © All rights reserved

2011 Sandhill Crane

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2011 Sand Hill Cranes - parent & juvenile

SOOC kyc4sandhillcranes.wordpress.com/fact-sheets/ Very Important ! info from a friend who has been following this Sandhill / KY situation ... it is a bit of a read, but full of interesting things.. grab a beverage & sit to read on through it ! © All rights reserved

Sandhill Cranes - parent & juvenile ...... please read the link to Kentucky4Sandhillcranes !

SOOC -signed only kyc4sandhillcranes.wordpress.com/fact-sheets/ Very Important ! info from a friend who has been following this Sandhill / KY situation ... it is a bit of a read, but full of interesting things.. grab a beverage & sit to read on through it ! There were NO letters to support this hunt! © All rights reserved

TO BE KILLED .. or live ...

- red on the head of this Sandhill Crane - 4 ft tall - this was my first time seeing them - once you see them, you will never be the same - an amazing creature - August 1, 2011 is the last date for this: Thank you for taking time to sign this petition to save the Sandhill Cranes in Kentucky, USA from being killed ; we now wait to see what effect this has on the Dept of the Interior in the US - the goal was 2500 signatures - as of the cutoff date of August 1, 2011 - the total was 2736 [ 11:14am EDT 02 Aug. 2011 ] - PLEASE add your voice -let the people of the State of Kentucky USA & US Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar www.thepetitionsite.com/1/sandhill-cranes-new-plan/ -know how you feel about hunters in that state killing Sandhill Cranes -that is not a typo - KILL is the word -NO, you can't is coming from many of us 10000birds.com/last-gasp-for-sandhill-cranes%E2%80%94act-... We have until Aug. 1 to let the State of KY know our thoughts about hunting Sandhill Cranes. This article is thorough.. please take some time to read it .. if you can look at these photos .. look into the eyes of these SHC and then tell me, sure .. I'll kill it .. and still think it is okay to KILL these beautiful creatures, .. just don't tell me SOOC -signed only © All rights reserved We all can make a difference . . We must decide if we want to bother.

Sigh of an Anhinga ..

- must you? - sigh - was planning on some 'private-feather-drying-time - then .. you showed up - another sigh ! - humans!!! (taken 2011) (c) Copyright

Not welcome ..

- a Great Blue Heron did not welcome me - was in his space - disturbing his concentration - loud ? - if you haven't heard one of them, go online - just don't ask for a translation ! SOOC -signed only © All rights reserved

A mostly Mallard moment ..

- if you take enough photos - one will jump right out at you - this makes the entire day superb - Ms Mallard was getting ready to go round up the ducklings - they don't need too much freedom yet SOOC -signed only © All rights reserved

Drip-dry ..

- inside my car - people watching - waiting for the rain to let up - then, go get groceries - this poor guy got soaked - and what do you do waiting for the liquid sunshine to stop - of course, why else would you take your camera with you ! © All rights reserved
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