We've seen sandhill cranes back by the pond but never in our front yard and never with a baby. B and I noticed that they were walking toward the road so we intercepted them along the fence row and they headed back to the pond.
Later in day as I was cutting back the climbing rose bushes I turned around to find them out by the big hosta bed. They then walked back towards the house and across the driveway behind my vehicle in the circle drive.
This year has been quite the bird year for us. We've seen quite a few hummingbirds, and indigo bunting, 2 orioles, and numerous woodpeckers. My neighbor said he saw a flock of rose breasted grosbeaks. It's great to see all these birds but so far very very very few honey bees.