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. shore bird in Vermont

    Aug 21, 17 01:54 PM

    long legged and sleek, brown with a white spotted neck front and breast, larger than a robin... feeding at the edge of the pond. It flew to a tree branch

    Read More

  2. Please, please, please

    Aug 21, 17 01:54 PM

    I keep hearing this bird that I don't remember ever hearing before. I can never get a look at it, but it sounds like it's saying please, please, please....

    Read More

  3. Human

    Aug 15, 17 04:51 PM

    Long Island, New York, August, blue-bird sized, brown-grey body, white head, white beak.

    Read More