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The New Sandhill Crane Storybook Of Palmetto Florida 2008

This is the continuing love story of Sam Hill and Ima Sand known as the SandHill Cranes of Palmetto Florida
This is the second season I have been privileged to photograph them.
Only one of the 2 eggs survived to adulthood from last year.


Gosh ! You again!
Gosh ! You again!
Ok!  Just a peek!
Ok! Just a peek!
Changing of the guard!
Changing of the guard!
Building up the nest!
Building up the nest!
Neighbor Fly By
Neighbor Fly By
Pretend I don't see them
Pretend I don't see them
Go Away! Go Away!
Go Away! Go Away!
Whoa! Not very friendly are they!
Whoa! Not very friendly are they!
Your turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quickly so we can keep them warm!
Quickly so we can keep them warm!
Thought of names yet sweetie?
Thought of names yet sweetie?
They kept me up all night!
They kept me up all night!
These sanitary wipes come in handy!
These sanitary wipes come in handy!
Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news!
Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news!
One more week!     BITE YOUR TONGUE!
One more week! BITE YOUR TONGUE!
Darn it!      Company just when I was getting comfy
Darn it! Company just when I was getting comfy
'They dont look like you'?  Of Course not!  They're eggs!
'They dont look like you'? Of Course not! They're eggs!
Go Home Now!!!!!   No Babies yet!
Go Home Now!!!!! No Babies yet!
You see!....... Right here!......  Looks like a puncture mark!
You see!....... Right here!...... Looks like a puncture mark!
You sure look smug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You sure look smug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok.... What's under there?
Ok.... What's under there?
Oh.....I'm not telling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh.....I'm not telling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baby Beethoven!
Baby Beethoven!
Awww!  How sweet!
Awww! How sweet!
I have had a long day Mom!
I have had a long day Mom!
Yep! Thats my brother beside me!
Yep! Thats my brother beside me!
Mom ! Tell him to hurry up and hatch! I wanna play!
Mom ! Tell him to hurry up and hatch! I wanna play!
Hey Tchaikovsky!  I got news for you!
Hey Tchaikovsky! I got news for you!
The kid cracks me up!
The kid cracks me up!
Good Mom!  Sit on it some more !
Good Mom! Sit on it some more !
You are LATE!
You are LATE!
Lets see what I have in here!
Lets see what I have in here!
Nope! This is Tchaikovsky!
Nope! This is Tchaikovsky!
Beethoven is already a pain in my ....!
Beethoven is already a pain in my ....!
I am a proud Mama!
I am a proud Mama!
Nice looking Family!  Congrats!
Nice looking Family! Congrats!
I'm saving this for their Baby Scrap Book!
I'm saving this for their Baby Scrap Book!
Ok your turn! Counting...one...two...
Ok your turn! Counting...one...two...
I know you are in here somewhere!
I know you are in here somewhere!
C'mon Dad lets go!
C'mon Dad lets go!
I want my back scratched too !
I want my back scratched too !
She is coming down!    RUN FOR IT!!!!!
She is coming down! RUN FOR IT!!!!!
I'm hungry Dad!
I'm hungry Dad!
Yumm! Lobster!
Yumm! Lobster!
Its crunchy on the outside and goey on the inside!
Its crunchy on the outside and goey on the inside!
Hey Beethoven! Looky Looky!
Hey Beethoven! Looky Looky!
Gee Dad!  Thats what I call the fuzzies!
Gee Dad! Thats what I call the fuzzies!
Gosh !  I think I found one too Dad!
Gosh ! I think I found one too Dad!
Are you sure this is a french fly mom?
Are you sure this is a french fly mom?
Mom! Beethoven called me a bird brain! Is he in trouble now?
Mom! Beethoven called me a bird brain! Is he in trouble now?
Yeah !  I can't wait till you are old enough to fly either!
Yeah ! I can't wait till you are old enough to fly either!
Yeah ...like you are going to fly across!
Yeah ...like you are going to fly across!
C'mon,You can't be that tired Tchaikovsky!
C'mon,You can't be that tired Tchaikovsky!
Dang! I think I will just wait here till they get back!
Dang! I think I will just wait here till they get back!
My Mom is ALWAYS prepared!
My Mom is ALWAYS prepared!
I'm Bigger than you!
I'm Bigger than you!
I'm smarter!
I'm smarter!
I'm Cuter!
I'm Cuter!
This is embarrassing!  I raised them better than this!
This is embarrassing! I raised them better than this!
Ok! We promise no more fighting!
Ok! We promise no more fighting!
Ooooooooouch!
Ooooooooouch!
Yes Tchaikovsky I promise I will NEVER bite you again!
Yes Tchaikovsky I promise I will NEVER bite you again!
Ok guys lets go out and eat!
Ok guys lets go out and eat!
Dad knows where all the classy eating joints are!
Dad knows where all the classy eating joints are!
I'm waiting patiently mom!
I'm waiting patiently mom!
The salad bar is pretty good!
The salad bar is pretty good!
This place is great! Home made salad dressings! Yum!
This place is great! Home made salad dressings! Yum!
Hey!  We are over here!
Hey! We are over here!
Sorry, but we gotta go now!
Sorry, but we gotta go now!
We are going the wrong way I tell you!!!!!!!
We are going the wrong way I tell you!!!!!!!
Wow Dad! You picked out a nice resort to stay at!
Wow Dad! You picked out a nice resort to stay at!
Wow! They even stocked the yard with yummy bugs!
Wow! They even stocked the yard with yummy bugs!
Dang they are good! Are they imported bugs Dad?
Dang they are good! Are they imported bugs Dad?
OH MY GOD!
OH MY GOD!
Take a Pic of me standing by it so I can send to the Guys!
Take a Pic of me standing by it so I can send to the Guys!
Are you sure these are gummy bugs mom?
Are you sure these are gummy bugs mom?
No Beethoven!  I'm staying here with Mom!
No Beethoven! I'm staying here with Mom!
Nothing to it Tchaikovsky!  Secret is the angle!
Nothing to it Tchaikovsky! Secret is the angle!
Trip home after a good vacation seems so long!
Trip home after a good vacation seems so long!