Nature Snippet for March 18th, 2022

March 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

This nature snippet features the Sandhill Cranes as they commence their migration to breeding grounds further North.  These images were taken near Kearney, Nebraska.  The cranes head to nearby fields to feed on invertebrate and fatten up on waste corn during the day.  As the sun begins to set, they head to the Platte River to roost and seek protection from predators.  Typically, over a quarter of a million cranes will roost on the relatively short stretch of the Platte River between Grand Island and Kearney during the peak of their migration.  This is one of the great migrations still left on this planet and should be on your bucket list if you haven't experienced it.     


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