Sandhill Cranes

A good way to begin the New Year is a drive to Hop-In Refuge to see the Sandhill Cranes which winter there.   Harvested farmland provides a good source of food and water for the cranes and other types of waterfowl which gather there.

“Today is the first blank page of a 365-page book.  Write a good one!”  ~Brad Paisley

5 thoughts on “Sandhill Cranes

  1. So nice to see these Sandhill Cranes Rebecca … we have them in Michigan’s northern suburbs, but unfortunately not around where I live, so I have to rely on pictures of them to know about them. A fellow blogger lives in Nebraska and near where they have two days in mid-April when the Sandhill Cranes flock to the Platte River near farmer’s cornfields. There are up to half a million of these cranes during this weekend. He went there for two days to watch the migration – amazing! This story tells about the Nebraska migration if you never heard of it before – I had not until I read his blog posts.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/500000-cranes-are-headed-nebraska-one-earths-greatest-migrations-180949816/

    • I have heard of and seen videos about this. It is on my bucket list of things to do some day. We drove through Nebraska on our way to Colorado last year, but not at the right time of the year to see the cranes. Hopefully, some day! I look forward to reading the post you sent. I love to hear the sound of the cranes flying overhead. I can’t even imagine what half a million would sound like!

      • I can’t imagine what a beautiful scene and sound it would be either Rebecca. I just looked at fellow blogger (Uncle Tree) Keith’s blog … I knew his many pictures would be in April, so if you get a chance, here is the link and he has many posts throughout April 2018 of the Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska… just scroll down for a quick look: https://uncletreeshouse.com/2018/04/

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