You see these birds a lot in our area. They are called Florida Sandhill Cranes. They are a PITA although nice to look at. There always just a pair of them(they mate for life) unless they've had a baby recently and they love nothing better than to take 10min. crossing the street in front of you while holding up traffic. And no, you can not hit them (for those out there thinking that). They are protected by law.
I always see them but I've never been able to get close enough to take a picture. I'm usually driving or they are across the street and too far away or I just don't have my camera with me so when I spotted them at Costco right where I was going to park anyway I had my opportunity! I couldn't get too close as they spooked easily but here are a couple of shots.
3 months ago