There is a family of Sandhill Cranes that always likes to visit us when we come to the farm. They love chicken and sheep feed and hang around to pick up the leftovers. Lately, they've become more friendly and come up close to talk to us and let us know they'd like some food. Over the past couple of months, it seems that something happened to the other cranes and we've been left with one that has become pretty bold and demanding.
This crane has started approaching me while I'm minding my own business and does this to get my attention. It has also been pecking the sheep in the face, and pecking at my truck . Mia, the bird whisperer" has solved the problem. She strikes a pose - like the one at the end of Karate Kid and makes herself look like a bigger scarier crane. She stands on her toes and spreads and waves her wings, and this guy immediately settles down,