Our Neighbors The Crane Family
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Apparently this particular Crane Family of three have taken a liking to our neighborhood. I’ve seen them walking around our streets quite frequently. Fortunately, our neighbors have all been enjoying having the Crane Family as part of our neighborhood that we all seem to have an unspoken agreement to always slow down our cars when any member of the Crane Family should be crossing the street. Did you know that in many Asian cultures, cranes symbolize longevity, good-luck, and lasting-relationship? My hubby Mike and I love the fact that they carry themselves with such grace and look of leisure that we frequently would feed them when they visit our neighborhood. In case any of the cranes will be visiting your neighborhood, information about cranes below may be of interest to you:
According to wikipedia, “They are opportunistic feeders that change their diet according to the season and their own nutrient requirements. They eat a range of items from suitably sized small rodents, fish, amphibians, and insects, to grain, berries, and plants.”
Did you know that:
Cranes construct platform nests in shallow water, and typically lay two eggs at a time. Both parents help to rear the young, which remain with them until the next breeding season.
Some species and populations of cranes migrate over long distances; others do not migrate at all. Cranes are solitary during the breeding season, occurring in pairs, but during the non-breeding season they are gregarious, forming large flocks where their numbers are sufficient.
If you are new to the Windermere Communities, please be patient and slow down your vehicle when you see the cranes crossing the street. For we enjoy having them as part of our neighborhood. They remind us that we are fortunate enough to be residing in this little piece of heaven…fortunate enough to have the Crane Family as our neighbors.
~Let’s Help One Another~
Gathered, written, photographed, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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