Thursday, April 4, 2013

Calling It a Day

After a day of feeding in cornfields around the Platte River Valley of Nebraska, many thousands of migrating sandhill cranes move back to the river beds to roost. Before and after sunset we watched for about an hour as formation after formation sailed over our heads, chatting it up all the while, and settled down on the river for the night.

17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Amazing, dramatic and breathtaking skies, Raf!! Incredible colors and what a way to end a day -- any day!! Enjoy your weekend!

LOLfromPasa said...

Everyone is going to love this shot, including me. Excellent!

Jim said...

Beautiful shot.
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Shannon said...

Wow very beautiful.

shail said...

Beautiful!

Rajesh said...

Glorious golden sunset.

ladyfi said...

Wow - this is magical!

Small City Scenes said...

My oh my that is truly amazing. Glorious and probably noisy.MB

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The birds in flight make this a stunning shot.

Hilda said...

Stunning colors!

Laloofah said...

What a stunning backdrop for your returning sandhill cranes How thrilling that must have been to see - and capture - in person!

Our local online media website had a photo this week of a few Sandhill cranes enjoying a brief respite during their journey. I wonder if any of them appear in this photo of yours? Been a pretty magical week, so I wouldn't be surprised... :-)

James said...

Wow! What a beautiful photo!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Talk about striking!

Laura said...

oh how beautiful! have a wonder-filled weekend:-)

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Gorgeous, as always! I love the color of the sky!

Gerald (SK14) said...

wow the clouds going one way and the birds the other

Small City Scenes said...

OMG!!! What a breathtaking sight. great sky color. MB