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Crane Family Enjoys Retirement Living

Nov. 13, 2009

THE CRANE FAMILY – STILL ENJOYING RETIREMENT LIVING

 

MUSKEGO, WI: A couple of years ago Mr. and Mrs. Crane flew over Tudor Oaks Retirement Community and decided it looked like a nice place to call home and raise a family. The proud Sand Hill Crane parents along with their “colt” have enjoyed the 110 picturesque acres from early spring until the first snow falls in November. Residents have heard them engage in “unison calling”. They stand close together, calling in a synchronized and complex duet. The female makes two calls for every single of call of the male.

 

Mated pairs stay together year round and migrate south as a group with their offspring. The large six to eight foot wing span makes them a skilled soaring bird similar in style to hawks and eagles. Utilizing thermals (air) to obtain lift, they can stay aloft for hours, requiring only occasional flapping of their wings and consequently expending little energy on their way to locations like New Mexico. Soon, the Crane family will affectionately be known as “snow birds” as they leave Tudor Oaks Retirement Community and fly south for the winter until their return in early spring.

 

 

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