Sandhill Cranes in Kings Point

By
Real Estate Agent with A1 Connection Realty, Inc.
Living in Kings Point, the gated community within Sun City Center Florida, can have some rewarding consequences. A few weeks ago while going to visit a client in Kings Point, I came across a sight I have seen on a few occasions. Unfortunately, on those past occasions, I never had my camera available. I was lucky on this day. As I turned to go to their home, there in the road were 3 Sandhill Cranes. Just strolling along at their leisure. In Florida, you bcome accustomed to such events and quietly sit and wait for the local wildlife to move on. It's also fun to just watch them when you have the opportunity.


Sand cranes visiting

I happened to have my camera on this particulat day, and clicked away. I stayed in my car for fear that if I got out, it would scare them away. Although they didn't seem to be in a hurry to get out of my way.




I sat there for about 20 minutes watching them stroll along and snapped a few pictures. Enjoy!





© Harold Place, 2008. All photographs and/or written content produced by Harold Place. All rights reserved and may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Harold Place.


Comments (30)

Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Paddy,

July isn't that bad down here. Actually sometimes it is hotter and more humid up north that time of year. Where is the wedding being held? If it is close enough we should meet for lunch.

Feb 03, 2009 05:52 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Laura,

Yes, it is nice to stop and appreciate our surroundings. We just don't do it often enough.

Feb 03, 2009 05:54 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Leslie,

Thank you for commenting. Glad you enjoyed the presentation.

Feb 03, 2009 05:55 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Vicki,

I have never seen them in the glades, but sure enjoy them here at home. Thanks for stopping by.

Feb 03, 2009 05:57 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

WOW, that is really cool. It looks like they weren't too afraid of you and that you were able to get pretty close. I've sat there for 20 minutes myself watching a bald eagle and sometimes wildlife is just better than any TV show out there ever could be.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Feb 11, 2009 03:43 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Todd,

For the most part they weren't concerned that I was in the area. However, I am not sure they would have remained as still and content had I stepped out of the car. Thanks for commenting.

Feb 16, 2009 11:56 PM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Hal:

That's pretty cool....I have swans and ducks in my yard, but to have cranes walk around...must be awesome!

ToulaRosebrock.com

Feb 18, 2009 09:29 AM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Hal, those cranes are awesome!  What a blessing that you get to live in such a wonderful place. 

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Regina P. Brown

Feb 18, 2009 03:44 PM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning Toula,

Like you, I enjoy watching the wildlife, the Cranes are just an extra special benefit nature throws our was.

Feb 18, 2009 10:16 PM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Regina,

Thank you for commenting. I have to say, I am blessed living here in Paradise. So many folks take the area, nature and the wildlife for granted. I am very happy here and so is the family. 

Feb 18, 2009 10:19 PM
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

I remember the cranes in Florida well, and your pictures are great. Enjoyed seeing them very much.

Feb 19, 2009 05:48 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Susie,

Thank you for commenting. Glad you enjoyed them. I plan to try n catch them again in a better setting.

Feb 19, 2009 08:51 AM
Anonymous
Sally Kuyper

My parents used to live in Kings Point, so, I am glad to see you still enjoy living there.  The sandhills didn't visit when my folks were there- 15 years ago.  We are down in Sarasota with lots of sandhills.  I have some of my sandhill pictures at http://kphotos.imagekind.com/SandhillCranes

Mar 03, 2009 02:08 AM
#23
Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Hi Hal - I missed your cranes in this post!  So neat!  Great photos!

Mary

Apr 16, 2009 12:44 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Mary,

Thanks for commenting. Glad you enjoyed the wildlife.

Apr 20, 2009 06:26 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Hal, Great shots! Another perfect reason to live in Florida. We see so much wildlife here. Yesterday, traffic was stopped for 2 ducks just taking their time crossing the road.

Aug 15, 2009 03:37 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Hal, they really don't look afraid of anything! I'm glad you had your camera ready. They're great shots!

Aug 18, 2009 07:07 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning Sandy,

Thanks for commenting. Yes, we are lucky to live among all this wildlife. We have a family of Red Billed Ducks living on our lake side. Just another benefit of living in Paradise!!

 

Aug 18, 2009 11:29 PM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning Connie,

No, they weren't afraid or threatened. I had the camera in the car because I was going to update some listing pictures. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Aug 18, 2009 11:34 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Hal, those sandhill cranes are beautiful, glad you had your camera on that day !!

Aug 19, 2009 03:43 AM