Sandhill Crane

In some U.S. states, it’s unusual to see a crane.

It was nice to get photographic proof that I did see a Sandhill Crane in Missouri.

It was about 4-feet tall.

The internet told me it weighs about 10 pounds and has a wingspan of nearly 7-feet. 

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Weaver

Even though people call me a weaver, I think of myself as a skilled architect. I build large, grassy nests that contain several rooms. I line the exterior of my nest and the area around the entrance with thorny twigs. This discourages predators.