Raising Crane: In The Air

Raising Crane in the air

Sandhill Cranes take flight

Tractor raising Cranes

Cranes o'er corn field remnants

Crane blue sky

Cranes way high

Sunny Cranes

Sandhill Cranes in Grand Island, Nebraska

Photographs by Uncle Tree

April 12, 2018

(Click on any pic to enlarge your view)

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28 thoughts on “Raising Crane: In The Air

  1. Just amazing … all those cranes Uncle Tree. The third pic down, I want to tell them that old expression of “straighten up and fly right” and that very last pic of the cranes and the moon – wow!

  2. Wow! beautiful pictures of so many cranes in the air at same time!😊 I remember you said you can see 60,000 cranes in the air, amazing!😊 We have about 9000 here in my area who rest and eat before they moving north.

  3. That’s the afternoon sun, Linda! 🙂
    With just enough cloud cover, and me darkening the light setting on my camera, and then editing it darker yet. I may go blind, but…I only took one shot at it.

    Their takeoff is a bit chaotic, no doubt, but that’s also when their choir sounds the loudest. The tractor was a big help in getting them off the ground.

    Glad you liked these. 🙂 Thank you very much!

  4. Thank you bunches, John! 🙂 From what I’ve seen
    on your website, you have a huge variety of flying creatures
    in your area. Wish we had more in our backyard.

  5. For the most part, yes, Brian. At the end,
    only the old and weak, or broken are left behind for the birds of prey to munch on.

    Although, it is illegal to hunt them in Nebraska,
    those that have tasted the goods call them “the rib-eye of the sky”. No kidding….

  6. Wow – was thinking due to the lighting it was the moon. I did like these pictures Uncle Tree and gaining insight into Sandhill Cranes. I will look forward to the next installment.

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