Here’s the video I promised you from yesterday’s post about the Sandhill Crane migration. Be sure to have your speakers turned up. One of the best parts of watching the cranes is listening to their raucus calls.
…and off they go…out into the fields to spend another day feeding on waste corn, resting, and preening.
In the weeks that they stop over in the Platte River valley, they build up their fat reserves gaining up to 2 pounds of their 10 pound body weight. This will sustain them for the rest of their migration north into Canada, Alaska and Siberia.
For more information about Sandhill Cranes and their migration, you may visit the Rowe Sanctuary website.
Have a great day all!