A family of sandhill cranes searches for food in an open area off Whitfield Avenue at the new Magnolia Point subdivision south of Bradenton. The birds, which stand as tall as 4 feet as adults, lay their eggs and hatch their young throughout the first half of the year. The chicks will stay with their parents for up to a year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission classes the state's crane poplulation as threatened, with just under 5,000 remaining. The commission estimates the crane lost 42 percent of its habitat between 1974 and 2003. MATT M. JOHNSON/Bradenton Herald
A family of sandhill cranes searches for food in an open area off Whitfield Avenue at the new Magnolia Point subdivision south of Bradenton. The birds, which stand as tall as 4 feet as adults, lay their eggs and hatch their young throughout the first half of the year. The chicks will stay with their parents for up to a year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission classes the state's crane poplulation as threatened, with just under 5,000 remaining. The commission estimates the crane lost 42 percent of its habitat between 1974 and 2003. MATT M. JOHNSON/Bradenton Herald
A family of sandhill cranes searches for food in an open area off Whitfield Avenue at the new Magnolia Point subdivision south of Bradenton. The birds, which stand as tall as 4 feet as adults, lay their eggs and hatch their young throughout the first half of the year. The chicks will stay with their parents for up to a year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission classes the state's crane poplulation as threatened, with just under 5,000 remaining. The commission estimates the crane lost 42 percent of its habitat between 1974 and 2003. MATT M. JOHNSON/Bradenton Herald

Sandhill cranes in Manatee are hatching their young

March 14, 2016 2:25 PM

More Videos

  • Robots helping homebound Manatee County students

    The Manatee County School District purchased six VGo robotic devices earlier this year for about $5,000 each. The robots are a way to connect hospitalized or homebound students straight into their classroom.