Al and Diane Are Dancing!
Photos by Sue Kersey
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Discussion or Journal Questions   

  • What do you notice on the legs of these birds? Look carefully. What clue do you see that tells you the cranes are among the older birds in the flock?
  • This crane pair, nicknamed Al and Diane, have brought more than 60 chicks to Aransas over the many years they've been mates. Do you think they would still be mates if they had not had success in nesting and raising chicks? Explain.
  • Meet Al and Diane in this slideshow and tell what was most interesting to you.