There is not much else as cute as a baby crane. Mom and Dad were near-by picking through the Flag Iris roots for morsels for the little one. These parents have tried nesting near Piper Spit before, but were not successful in raising any young so this was a treat to see this little one doing so well. While one parent was on the egg, I got this great shot of the other just off the spit. We are lucky here in Vancouver to be able to see many of these breeding pairs so close including a long time breeding pair at Reifel Bird Sanctuary.