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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1125 on: February 17, 2020, 09:04:53 PM »
It is that time of the year ---  Sandhill Cranes

During the day I found some in the fields then last night I went by the river to a blind and watched.







the eagles take advantage of anything that has died



Also it is a good time to see other wildlife,  White-tailed Deer




When it was dark there was a still lots of cranes flying into the river,  they sure are loud
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1126 on: February 23, 2020, 03:51:00 PM »
Such a nice day to be outside on Saturday.  After helping paint the new crane blind it was time to go birding.  Took a drive around and found some Sandhill Cranes in the fields on the south side of the river in a cornfield,  too bad they were pretty far away.  Some fly overs and some snow geese flying.  I decided to drive around some more, found another group again off in the field not close either.  Now it is getting late in the afternoon and I sure wanted to go see if the Short-eared Owls would be around, so I went to an area that was very popular last year.  Got there and noticed a couple flying far off.  I crept my car a bit closer and sat outside the car and waited for some fly byes  - the sun was setting but had a lovely sky.









The owls flew by a couple of times hunting





Spring is really around the corner now
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1127 on: March 08, 2020, 09:12:30 PM »
The Sandhill Crane Migration is in full swing.  I think you can sum up that there are 3 phases to seeing the Cranes.  1- Cranes in the morning on the river.  2- Cranes in the fields either corn or meadows.  3- Cranes in the evening returning to the river.  Which ever you see, each is neat to watch,  they are all a bit different in their activities.

The morning is all about waking up and stretching their wings










During the day in the fields



Back to the river for the night







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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1128 on: March 08, 2020, 09:16:50 PM »
Wow wonderful captures!

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1129 on: March 08, 2020, 09:27:13 PM »
The Sandhill Cranes return to the Platte River for the night.  I was leading a public tour of guests in the blind.  The wind was still blowing strong.

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1130 on: March 13, 2020, 05:25:20 PM »
A Beautiful Nebraska sunset last night and the sky filled with Sandhill Cranes as they came into roost for the night on the river. 

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After the sunset they still kept arriving,  low light video

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1131 on: March 19, 2020, 06:02:03 AM »
We had some snow and thought it would be neat to see what the Sandhill Cranes were doing while there was snow on the ground.

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