Sandhill cranes

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squirl033

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#1
Went down south to the Vancouver area this afternoon to look for sandhill cranes, and was not disappointed. In fact, I had my very own "Sandhill Crane Festival"! The Othello celebration got nuthin' on this spot! These were shot from the side of a road; the birds were about 50-60 yards away...



 

Bill Anderson

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#4
Nebraska is the place to go for sandhill cranes:

The Omaha World Herald reports today, March 30, that record numbers of cranes are roosting along the Platte this year.
This is the 7th week of the migration and so far it is a record breaking 659,870 birds. The number doubled since last week.
 

squirl033

Super Moderator
Staff member
#5
Nebraska is the place to go for sandhill cranes:
The Omaha World Herald reports today, March 30, that record numbers of cranes are roosting along the Platte this year.
This is the 7th week of the migration and so far it is a record breaking 659,870 birds. The number doubled since last week.
Wow! That'd be a sight to see! There were maybe 400 or so down near Vancouver. But being able to get close to them really made my day!
 

Terry O

Active Member
#9
My wife and I spent about 4 days with the Sandhills at Bosque del Apache on the flyway in New Mexico a few years ago. What a treat....your photos brought back memories, Rocky.
 

squirl033

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Staff member
#12
My wife and I spent about 4 days with the Sandhills at Bosque del Apache on the flyway in New Mexico a few years ago. What a treat....your photos brought back memories, Rocky.
Thanks, Terry! These were the first good shots I've gotten of them... would have been better with softer light, or even light overcast, since the cranes tend to overexpose quite easily, but I'm certainly not complaining about these! ;)
 


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