Sandhill Cranes in action

This short video clip of the Sandhill Cranes at their overnight roost site on the Platte River will give you a better idea of the numbers of birds there and the continuous racket they make with their loud rattle calls.

You can view the video in low resolution by clicking on the play button on the video screen here.  However, to view the video in HD, click on its title at the top of the video (next to my lovely photo), which will take you to the Vimeo site.  There, you should be able to view it in HD by clicking on the HD button at the bottom right of the screen.

6 thoughts on “Sandhill Cranes in action

    • I would love to see that. Last year, I spied a crane incubating her eggs on a nest tucked down into the cattails. Her feathers were the same color as the earth around her, making her quite hard to see. How great it would be to find newly hatched crane chicks and follow them as they develop.

  1. The changing of the seasons brings in the raucous cries of the Sandhills; always heard before they are seen, and being on the Rio Grande flyway, I always know when that change is coming. Just not yet, but very soon they will be heading north for the nesting season.

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