On Jan 15, 2012, coastalzonepush from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
it's somewhat startling to see birds this big. the cranes are probably taller, but they aren't as bulky. usually one or two, but i've seen 5 at once just sitting there at sunset in a dead tree. but i think most commonly it is seen standing guard at a pond's edge with its neck tucked in.