Kensington Metropolitan Park spring wildlife 2240 W Buno Rd, Milford Township, MI 48380
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
Sandhills are a tall, long legged, long necked gray birds with red featherless foreheads.
They feed on frogs, fish, and insects, but also take much plant food such as seeds, fruits, and aquatic vegetation. In Michigan, sandhills nest in solitary nests on the ground near or over shallow water in marshes and bogs. They nest by heaping plant debris into a low mound. Two eggs are laid; the young follow the parents soon after hatching, fly in about 70 days, and stay with the parents for nearly a year.