Black birds nest at just the right height for the Sandhill Cranes to eat their eggs. During the nesting season, if Sandhill Cranes get too close to the Blackbird nests, they will pester the Cranes to drive them away.
This was taken at the Modoc NWR, Alturas CA
While the Cranes watched the Coyote try to make a sneak on them, they weren't too concerned. This was taken at the San Joaquin River NWR, Vernal8is, CA
This photo of a Sandhill Crane preening its feathers, was taken at the San Joaquin River NWR.