Raising Crane: In The Air April 18, 2018 by Uncle Tree in photography and tagged Grand Island, Great Plains, Sandhill Cranes Sandhill Cranes in Grand Island, Nebraska Photographs by Uncle Tree April 12, 2018 ▼ (Click on any pic to enlarge your view) AdvertisementShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInMorePocketPinterestTumblrRedditLike this:Like Loading...
Bye, bye, birdies. 😀
… and “Hello!” birds of prey. 😉
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!
Off they go
Into the wild blue yonder…🎶
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.
Beautiful and unusual shots of flying birds
Have they now migrated from your area UT?
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!
🙂 Thank you, K!
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.
🙂 Thank you much, kind sir! Glad you liked these.
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….
🙂 Thank you kindly, Amy! Glad you liked.
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.
It wasn’t the greatest of sunsets, Linda,
but I will show some pretties in pink. 🙂
Coming soon to a screen near you! UT
Very clever Uncle Tree – I will await those pretties in pink.
We just had a 3.6 earthquake here – the rumbling, OMG. I sat down to write a blog post … now have the radio on. I’ll try to finish it, but wow! https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/1906583/M3-Fri-20-Apr–0km-ESE-of-Amherstburg-Canada.html
A magnificent migration
Shocking! Common Crane was hunted to extinction in the UK centuries ago, and only returned 30 years back.
And very much
Thank you kindly, Deb! 🙂 Glad you liked these. It is super-cool!
Let us pray — we always have better things to eat.
thats a lot of Cranes! We don’t see many of these guys!
On the whole, Wayne, they certainly live a life of abundance.