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Sand Hill Crane Family Slide Show November 5, 2007

Posted by tkcollier in Cool photos, Enviroment, Photography.


These pics were taken in the Suntree area of Florida ~Viera~ south of Cocoa & Titusville.

A Sand Hill Crane couple recently had an exciting addition to their family. When they built their nest near the water’s edge it immediately drew attention of passers by. Soon there were two eggs sitting on top of the nest and the mother on top of them.

The really curious passed by the site every morning and would stop their cars to get out and see if there were any new cranes yet. Many brought cameras of all shapes and sizes and would stand near the water for long periods of time hoping to catch a photo of the hatching.

Robert Grover, a dentist, didn’t actually catch the birth but, he sure did capture some fabulous shots of the Momma, Papa and baby (the second egg never hatched). Then he put together a slide show with music. Click on the Robert Grover Photography link. Thanks to Ken Beall for passing this on.


1. Marty Chamberlain - November 5, 2007

This was a beautiful slide presentation..

2. Jim Burrows - November 15, 2007

Thanks, sharing this was kind of like splitting your popsicle in two with your best friend. Everything seems better.
Jim Burrows

3. Julia Treharne - November 16, 2007

Took some photos the other day of some sand cranes in Delta, B.C. but nothing as beautiful as this slideshow and the music is superb…anyone know what it is??

julia treharne

4. Bill Houghton - December 1, 2007

This was such moving slide presentation about the Sandhill Cranes. I was wondering what the song is playing in the background. Bill

5. Shirley - December 15, 2007

I did so want to see this slide show but each time I tried to click on to
open, it would revert back to the initial page. What gives?
The “link” is the underlined phrase ROBERT GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY – Presented by Phanfare
You must be clicking on the Title at the tp of the page. webmaster

6. Traci - January 14, 2008

This shows the true beauty of nature! A very moving presentation!

7. Peggy Carlan - January 18, 2008

I have had a special love for Cranes since the day I walked alongside one 20 years ago. What glorious creatures they are.

This was wonderful, thank you!

Peggy Carlan

8. Dave paris - January 19, 2008

Lovely pictures.
What happened to the second egg?

9. Debbie - January 20, 2008

Just as touching to me as the love in the Crane family, it made me smile to see all the people standing on shore, the cranes unafraid, watching the story unfold. That’s the promising side of mankind!!

10. carol - January 21, 2008

I would like to purchase the music that went with this beautiful slide show. I would email Dr. Grover to ask him about it if I knew his email address. Does anyone recognize it?

11. catharine cain - January 22, 2008

This slideshow brought tears to my eyes. It’s all about what’s right and important in this world. I MUST know what the music is. PLEASE…if anyone can identify it, please post. The whole presentation was simply breathtaking!

12. Bev Prentice - February 2, 2008

The shot of the chick on the parent’s back was fantastic. From someone who has spent many hours observing bird behavior, I can say that these pictures are wonderful.

Keep up the good work.

13. SKIP FARRIS - February 13, 2008


14. Cindy Bostic - February 29, 2008

Thank you for sharing one of the most beautiful and moving things I have ever seen. I must agree with the comment from Catherine Cain, it is all about what is right in this world and it did bring tears to my eyes alos just thinking about how much I love my children. Truely breathtaking.

15. Eileen - March 6, 2008

Thank you for the awesome slide show. You are truly a great artist and excel at your craft. I’m passing you on to many friends.
Thanks again, Eileen

16. Wendy St.Clair - March 7, 2008

I work for a non-profit agency called “The Healing Species”. We teach an 11 week compassion education program in the public schools and would like to show this slide during one of our lessons. Is it possible to get a copy on DVD? Many of our lessons revolve around the animals in our world and how we can show compassion to them. We also bring a rescued dog into the classroom each week so the children can witness a tangible rescue story that demonstrates that we can overcome lifes difficult challenges. Many children are silently suffering inside from verbal and physical abuse. We teach them ways to rise above negative circumstances. Please check out our website at http://www.healingspecies.org to learn more about our agency. We would also like to put a link on our website to this slide show. It is absolutely beautiful!!
Great work that you are doing. There is a free program called Tube Me that can save the slide show to your PC or laptop for presentation purposes. If you haven’t already seen it, this is also an inspiring video:

17. Rebecca - June 4, 2009

i just watched the video about the cranes. i am here in the muggy city. it felt great to be able to step into gloriuos mother nature. a mini vacation. for free! thank you so much!

18. Kathy holshouser - January 28, 2010

I live at park lake in minnesota. Every summer the sand hill cranes are here and they are absolutly amazing to see. I have wondered where they fly to during our hash winters. Now I know. Thanks!

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