Saturday, February 16, 2013

Flight

Cold, cloudy skies along the Missouri river valley are beginning to show migrating birds on the move. We are still in the grip of winter, but the migrants are restless. Flocks of snow geese shown here are a harbinger of the millions of waterfowl to follow in the coming spring. Soon some half million sandhill cranes will collect along the Platte River wetlands and cornfields in south central Nebraska for weeks of rest and feeding before their final push to nesting grounds in Canada and Alaska.

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5 comments:

Shosh said...

I love flying birds and sky. I think I have a similar picture when I startled a few while going out of Six Flags. This is really nice.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The birds are winging their way here too so spring must be forthcoming

LOLfromPasa said...

That is a great photo! I have tried a similar shot and it hasn't come out as nice as this.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice shot, yes the migrating birds are on the move.

Madge Bloom said...

That's an amazing sight... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #70!