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.
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.
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.