That’s a lot of bling on one bird!
Lovely captures Bob. Hope they are successful.
That crane is a heap more flexible than I am. If I was to try and get down to those precious eggs I would probably fall and crush them.
Ha ha ha EC, it's good that we don't lay eggs.
Really interesting images, Bob. Not many people get to see the eggs of the Common Crane! - pity about the unnatural adornments from a visual point of view, although I can understand why. Best wishes - - - Richard
A delight to see, Bob
Does the crane ever sit on the eggs? The nest seemed ... not a nest ... a few sticks among the rocks. I learned a lot from these pictures!
The Crane was standing up for a while, she/he was manoeuvre it's eggs Angie.
Hi Bob.Beautifully on the nest with the eggs.Groettie from Patricia.
Cranes rock. I'm struck by the banding. Kind of obtrusive. Jeez.Nice shots
Hi Bob,Another set of super images, wonderful to see the bird turning the eggs, mind they are a good sized egg.Beautiful bird but not much of a nest builder.All the best John
Hi John, I'm pleased that you like them, they are great with the eggs.
Hola Bob,impresionantes y bonitas fotos de esta Grulla cuidando de su puesta.Un fuerte abrazo y feliz fin de semana amigo.
Hi Bob,Oh my god, I don't like theses rings, at least we recognize her. But your pictures are very beautiful ! It's rare to see a Common crane in nesting !
Yes Nath, so many rings, they travels far, cheers.
Why does the bird have such tires in the legs?
Rings looks like a decorative. Awesome photos.
Great, awesome. Your photos are just so great.
Yes, a lot of bling! Big tags!!! And as always, great images.
Hello Bob, neat shots of the crane with the eggs. I hope all is well there. I am sorry to be so late commenting. I just got home from our road trip and I am now trying to catch up on my commenting. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.
Nice to see you Eileen, hope you had a beautiful trip.
Awesome shots. I, too, am curious about the human jewelry added. I just recently saw a banded bird for the first time.
Terri, some people don't like it very much, in fact, I am in two minds myself.
Geweldige foto's Bob en mooi om te zien dat hij of zij de eieren draait lieve groetjes Daniëlle
How marvelous Bob, hope those eggs hatch nicely so you can share the young. There has been a current story on FB about a pair of Sandhill Crane that successfully raised a Peking Duckling from egg being placed in wrong nest. Sweetest story ever ;)
Good luck to Mother Crane! (Perfect post for USA Mother's Day which is today, Sunday the 13th, although I am sure you weren't even thinking of that, since Mothering Sunday in England is on a different date!)...... She is a beautiful crane and certainly well-banded!
Amazing amazing amazing. <3