sandhill crane

(1/2) Mr. and Mrs. Sandhill Crane visited the SiDet parking lot this morning, and brought Junior along. nature, wildlife, bird, crane, sandhill crane Photo: Leticia Shaddix

Mr. and Mrs. Sandhill Crane visited the SiDet parking lot one August morning and brought Junior along. Surprisingly, they did not visit the Bubble Chamber. They did, however, look around for a tasty snack.

Crane couple

(1/2) A pair of sandhill cranes hunt out near the shed at the DZero Outback. nature, wildlife, animal, bird, sandhill crane Photo: Ed Dijak

A pair of sandhill cranes hunt out near the shed at the DZero Outback.

New pair

The new pair of sandhill cranes — one long-time resident, one newly welcome to the site — seem to be hitting it off. This picture was taken on the morning of Sept. 30 along Eola Road, north of Batavia Road. nature, wildlife, animal, bird, sandhill crane Photo: Bridget Iverson

The new pair of sandhill cranes — one long-time resident, one newly welcome to the site — seem to be hitting it off. This picture was taken on the morning of Sept. 30 along Eola Road, north of Batavia Road.

Crane in profile

Local photographer Gordon Garcia captured this shot of a sandhill crane along Batavia Road inside the east entrance of the lab. nature, wildlife, animal, bird, sandhill crane Photo: Gordon Garcia

Local photographer Gordon Garcia captured this shot of a sandhill crane along Batavia Road inside the east entrance of the lab.

A female coyote (perhaps a relative of Wile E Coyote) is caught in the act of stalking three sandhill cranes near the Users Center in the Village. Photo: Steve Carrigan, nature, wildlife, animal, coyote, mammal, bird, sandhill crane, landscape

A female coyote (perhaps a relative of Wile E Coyote) is caught in the act of stalking three sandhill cranes near the Users Center in the Village.