Date: 5/16/20 5:15 am From: maevulus <maevulus...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Sandhill Cranes from egg on
Good morning - An old high school friend who now lives in Florida has put together a video of his neighborhood's resident pair of cranes. I debated posting the link because they're not Vermont birds - but they are a species that nests and raises young here, and the photos are delightful. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/tRNLU0PmDQY
I was somewhat concerned that the lawns look either like artificial turf or like grass that's been heavily treated with ChemLawn. I've read about the dangers to many kinds of mammals from the stuff that people use to make their lawns "beautiful", but does anyone know of any studies about young birds and lawn "treatments"? The cranes have raised colts in that area for more than twenty years.