cranes nesting in my trees

by Pamela Wallace
(Houston, Texas, Harris)

I have two cranes that has nested in my oak tree (about 50 feet up) for the last two years. The had two babies last year and this year they are just now making the next.


They have black feathers with yellow stripes on their heads. They are about two feet tall and do not have long legs. Their claws are also yellow. They have thick black beaks about six to eight inches long. They make a very loud noise like a loud squawk.

They are very beautiful. What are they Oh, by the way I live in Houston, Texas close to a bayou.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Woodpecker?

    Oct 19, 17 02:25 PM

    Ran into window at work. Grey body, white head with a crown, white accents long narrow beak. In Texas

    Read More

  2. Grey bird with pointy head?

    Oct 17, 17 07:27 PM

    In northeast Kansas, just spotted this one at the feeder. Seems unusual for here. Observed today, Oct 17. Any thoughts on what it is?

    Read More

  3. what kind of bird is this

    Oct 15, 17 06:44 PM

    He looks like a cardinal but blue! i have never seen this bird before until this week

    Read More