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« Post / Reply #585 on: February 16, 2017, 09:07:43 AM »

Great series of photos Gmadeb! Wonder if Nancym returning!?  smile

I gave it a lot of thought, Cali!!!  It is a magical experience that I wish everyone could see. Maybe next year ...
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« Post / Reply #586 on: February 16, 2017, 05:43:25 PM »

Finding the Sandhill Cranes from my place is not far, so if you want to come and see them let me know and we can make some plans   thumbup
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« Post / Reply #587 on: February 16, 2017, 06:55:13 PM »

If wishes were fishes  love
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« Post / Reply #588 on: February 20, 2017, 11:40:32 AM »

Deb - that moon shot of yours.  Did you take it the night there was the partial eclipse?  That, plus the clouds, could have changed it to that color.
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« Post / Reply #589 on: February 24, 2017, 08:14:15 PM »

Winter came back to the Plains today.  After work and the snow had stopped I took a drive out to the wildlife management area.  The wind was still blowing really strong but there were the meadowlarks and sparrows looking for something to eat.


Meadowlark


sparrows along the gravel road, Correction by an eagle eyed bird watcher- American Tree Sparrows



sun glistening off the ice covered prairie grass with 2 shadow meadowlarks on a grass stem


Winter on the Prairie
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« Post / Reply #590 on: February 25, 2017, 12:38:46 AM »

Beautiful photos, Deb!  The ice on the grass makes a beautiful picture but I guess is not ideal for the birdies.

I see that the sparrows have a dark spot on the breast an I think these are American Tree sparrows rather than Chipping Sparrows. They look so much alike except for that spot.
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« Post / Reply #591 on: February 25, 2017, 07:01:05 PM »

A little video of the ice covered grasses along the roadside.  The wind was still blowing pretty good


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« Post / Reply #592 on: February 25, 2017, 07:24:02 PM »

Out for a hike along the river and off in the trees I hear the neat song of the Black-capped Chickadee.

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« Post / Reply #593 on: February 25, 2017, 07:35:26 PM »

The river is flowing with some chunks of ice.  This is the edge of the river as the ice flows by making a soft sound


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« Post / Reply #594 on: February 25, 2017, 08:53:40 PM »

Great photos Deb, thank you. Love the meadow lark and one of my favourites the chickadee!
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« Post / Reply #595 on: February 26, 2017, 04:19:31 AM »

Neat to see  the ice coated grass - I guess it will be ice-free shortly in that wind but magical
to see the sparkling
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« Post / Reply #596 on: February 26, 2017, 07:43:54 AM »

When west nile was really making an impact on the birds, one of those birds effected was the black-capped chickadee here.  Lots were lost due to it.  We see them around now but not as plentiful as before the west nile.  I am hoping that seeing these now that they are increasing in numbers again.
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« Post / Reply #597 on: February 26, 2017, 10:32:00 PM »

What a day.... driving in the car and saw lots of Sandhill Cranes in a cornfield so I thought I would go check out the river where they come for their evening roost.  Got back home and dropped off the hubby and told him I was heading out to find the cranes for the evening.  I was so surprised at the large number that was already at the river and a steady stream of them flying in.  It was so peaceful to sit and watch them all fly in.  The roost just keep growing and the skies continued to be filled with them flying in from the south.


flying to the river over the fields, the cows were not impressed


When I got to the blind, they were already forming the roost on the river


the sky is full of cranes,  any guesses on a number??

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it is amazing to see them all fly in the sky and find their spot on the river


sunset on the Platte River


silhouettes with the last little bit of light
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« Post / Reply #598 on: February 27, 2017, 10:28:22 PM »

Beautiful to see them gather there!    nod
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« Post / Reply #599 on: March 05, 2017, 12:10:57 PM »

This is kinda how it feels to be in a blind along the Platte River when the Sandhill Cranes gather right out in front of your little window

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