Sandhill Cranes

Every March, the unmistakable sound of Sandhill Cranes can be heard along the Platte River in Nebraska. Their spring migration has called Nebraska home for thousands of years. They stop to fatten up for the rest of their trip north. It becomes the highest concentration of the birds for about three weeks – depending on the weather. The highest concentration occurs between Grand Island and Lexington, Neb. This past March was my first spring migration. On their way back south for the winter, they don’t make stop like they do in the spring. The Platte River becomes a hub of spectacular sights and sounds, attracting visitors from all over the world! (Click on a photo to view it larger!)

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