Thursday, March 15, 2012

Northward Bound

A new year and another migration for the Sandhill Cranes that amass here in Nebraska on their way north. About a half million of these large, graceful birds will stop to feed and rest along the Platte River during March and April before continuing their journey to nesting grounds in Canada and Alaska. For a quick glance at basic facts about this fascinating bird, check this link to the Rowe Bird Sanctuary.

Contributor to
Sky Watch Friday

20 comments:

Gary said...

Glad to see them coming this way!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful clear blue skies, gorgeous birds and a terrific capture, Raf! Happy SWF! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Karen said...

A terrific capture!

Deb said...

Nice capture. Great to see birds on the move again, especially these elegant cranes.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Laura said...

so graceful!

EG CameraGirl said...

This is wonderful and I wish it were MY photo. :)

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF!Well done!Have a nice weekend!

nonizamboni said...

They should pass over us soon on their way north. Aren't they so noisy too?! Spring is upon us. . .hope its looking that way in Omaha.
p.s. great capture, by the way!

Lew said...

Beautiful shot! It is amazing how far the birds, large and small, commute between their summer and winter homes.

Kim, USA said...

Amazing shot. Are the birds going to the north now?

SWF

eileeninmd said...

Awesome capture of the Cranes in flight! They are cool birds, thanks for sharing.

Emille said...

Lovely capture, with all the details of these birds! Have a great weekend:)

Theanne said...

so graceful, so elegant...great shot!

lotusleaf said...

What a stunning picture!

Judy said...

Gorgeous photo!! I would love to see these in person...

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

So beautifully captured.

Wren said...

Fantastic capture.

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Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» had forgotten all about Sand Hill Cranes - and he has never seen a photo of them that captures so well their graceful flight.