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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Sandhill Crane

I wanted to post a few more shots
 of the sandhill cranes
I spent about an hour watching
 and listening to them...

I was so surprised to see them
as it's still been so cold
and snowy here!
They are usually the last of the 
large migrating birds to 
pass back through this area.
When you see the Sandhills, usually
you know spring is here to stay.
However, now-a-days I think even the 
birds are confused!

I googled them and found 
that we are very near their
most important stopping point...

the Platte River. Over 450,000
of them migrate each year. 
Learn more here.

I watched and listened
and thought of all my
bird loving blog buddies!
I thought, "I can't wait to share 
this with the gang!"

Enjoy, my friends!
Want to see more? Travel this way,
I'll take you on an adventure!

Sharing with Amy at Verde Farm for Farm Friend Friday
join the fun, c'mon, what are you waiting for?


Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

wow, i love this shot! i am going to google one to see it up close. how fun to have them so close to you!

Sharon said...

Hi Lisa!
Thanks for posting more of the crane! I think they are just fabulous! So beautiful!!!

texwisgirl said...

They are SO lovely! Spectacular sights and sounds you get to experience!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Love spending time watching the habits of birds. We have a lot of geese that pass (and stay) on and around our property.


Leontien said...

oh my gosh there are so many!
And yes they look very beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

Carol at Serendipity said...


We have them here in Florida. There are chicks now. Very interesting birds. Thanks for sharing.


thecrazysheeplady said...

Cool! Beautiful shots too!

Buttons said...

they are beautiful I never seen them before let alone that many just fabulous. Thank you B

Verde Farm said...

Lisa, this is just too cool for words. I love your sand cranes. It amazes me that they visit your area and you get these awesome photos, while on their journey. I know you will miss them when they are gone :(
Thanks for sharing gal!

Anonymous said...

I just love that second picture with their wings spread. Beautiful!