There is a Crane that visits the big pond in front of our house quite often - early in the morning and late in the evening. The children can barely wait to use this lovely creature for their Nature Notebook entry. The trouble is, although we have SEEN it many times already, we have so far been unable to get a photo of it. Here is the best we have so far - it flew away just as we got "in place" to take the photo. (it is "flying away" in the middle of the photo)
CORRECTION MAY 23, 2007: We have it on good authority that this elusive bird is a GREAT BLUE HERON and that his name is HANK. It is wonderful to live in a place where friends lived before - they give lots of neat information and helpful hints. THANK YOU O-TRIBE !!