Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I is for Incoming Sandhill Cranes


Every year about this time, a small segment of the Platte River flood plain in Nebraska plays host to half a million Sandhill Cranes and other migratory birds as they gather for several weeks of feeding before heading north to Canada and Alaska for spring and summer. This wondrous spectacle attracts avid birders from far and wide, as well as drawing thousands of families from here in the heartland states to enjoy the up-close viewing of their social behavior.
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11 comments:

Kim, USA said...

Wow that is just so pretty!! The bird is on the right place and on the right time.

ABC Wed.

jabblog said...

How beautiful! Your photo suggests that the Sandhill Crane is flying above the moon - wonderful:-)

Roger Owen Green said...

incredible sight!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Steffe said...

A wonderful photo. We have a lake in Sweden called Hornborgasjön where the same thing happens around this time of the year. But not that many birds, more like 20 000 I think.

Jingle said...

very perfect looking shot.
cheers.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Wow! What an amazing and enchanting photo! That must be such a sight to watch in person. Thanks for sharing.

Halie said...

stunning!

nathalie
abcw team

LisaF said...

A very Innovative way to incorporate the letter I with your photo! This is an amazing capture. Nicely done.

EG Wow said...

I would so enjoy seeing the incoming sandhill cranes!

Meryl said...

How beautiful...and cool catching it in flight...motionless soaring!

Lake Lady said...

Your photos are always wonderful but this one is exceptionally so!