Sandhill Crane Migration

We witnessed a sandhill crane migration this morning.  These birds flew rather crazy, kind of in a circular pattern and I don’t know why.  It  seems a very inefficient way of getting from point A to point B.  They made a loud cooing call, which was crazy too.

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I found a youtube video clip of the sandhill cranes

And this migration study being done at Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources.  I think it’s pretty neat stuff.

The last image is from March 8, 2012, just one week ago.

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There’s even a Crane Watch Festival in Kearney, Nebraska the week of March 23-April 1, 2012.

You can check out Rowe Sanctuary Crane Cam for live footage.

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