1. Sandhill Cranes 2016


    from Jennifer Linton Added 3 0 0

    Thousands of Sandhill Cranes descend upon Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area at sunset on 11/6/16. The cranes stopover at this location during their fall migration each year moving from Wisconsin…

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    • Cranes Above


      from Jim Davis Added 28 0 0

      Sandhill Cranes gather overhead after a night of rest nearby. My Sons are roofing my house and garage as this wonderful sight appears above. These cranes are native to Minnesota and stand 5 feet tall…

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      • Count Day Sandhill Crane Fly In


        from Nina Faust Added 1 1 0

        Kachemak Crane Watch's Annual Three-Day Sandhill Crane Count culminated in a fabulous aerial display at Beluga Slough in Homer, AK during the evening fly-in at Beluga Slough on September 8, 2016.…

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        • Beluga Slough Fly-In


          from Nina Faust Added 1 0 0

          Lesser Sandhill Cranes nest in Homer, Alaska in the spring, and now, as migration approaches mid-September, cranes have begun using Beluga Slough in increasing numbers as an evening roosting area.…

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          • Sandhill Cranes on Blue Valley Ranch


            from Sherry Added 2 0 0

            Sandhill Cranes on Blue Valley Ranch.

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            • Sandhill Crane Chick on Blue Valley Ranch


              from Sherry Added 3 0 0

              Sandhill Crane Chick on Blue Valley Ranch.

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              • Sandhill Cranes--Female Brooding Colts


                from Nina Faust Added 0 0 0

                Sandhill Cranes have to brood their very young colts frequently during the day. When they are just a few days old, running around with their parents tires out these tiny fuzzballs, and they need…

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                • Sandhill Crane Vocalizations


                  from Nina Faust Added 22 0 0

                  Sandhill Cranes make a variety of calls, from purrs to hisses to bugles, with variations that require the context of what the cranes are doing to understand. For example, purrs are used in calling…

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                  • Sandhill Crane Mating


                    from Nina Faust Added 33 1 0

                    It is late April and in Homer, Alaska, Sandhill Cranes are mating and preparing their nest for the season. By the first week of May they should have laid one or two eggs. Three Sandhill Cranes are…

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                    • Upclose Preening


                      from Nina Faust Added 14 0 0

                      Sandhill Cranes spent a great deal of time each day preening their feathers to get rid of parasites and to align their feathers for better flight and insulation.

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