Thursday, April 23, 2009

I hope this crane is just hiding the other leg

Sandhill Crane
I've read that Sandhill Cranes sleep and/or relax on one leg. But this one looks very much awake, and I can't see where it's hiding its other leg. Can anyone who knows more about cranes than I do put my mind at rest that this crane does, indeed, have another leg and that I can stop worrying about it?


Anonymous said...

I saw the comment on Flickr, and I'd agree with that. I think flamingoes do the same thing, especially while resting. When the leg is tucked away, you can't see it at all.

Madison Guy said...

Thanks, I feel much relieved. I sort of thought that was the case, and this one looked pretty healthy in general, but still good to know it's apparently a common behavior. (All the other cranes I've photographed had two legs showing, which is what made me nervous.)

Anonymous said...

No i have seen a crane with one leg