Sunday, June 7, 2009

Nestlings? Yum yum.

Whooping Crane
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
We cranes, both us Whooping Cranes and our dinky relatives the Sandhill Cranes, do in fact eat nestlings when we chance upon them. They're rich in protein and their crunchy little bones give us calcium right when we need it most. (Shhh--don't tell those pesky Red-winged Blackbirds that their paranoia is justified!)

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