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on Apr 13, 2018 in Wildlife Photography

Headin North

Lesser Sandhill Cranes
captured by D5 / 300PF / TC-14eIII

We took a short break from chicken and grouse and made the drive down to the Platt River for the evening flyin. It’s a spectacle that’s really hard to put into words and the still click doesn’t express it well enough. That’s because when there are 20k cranes filling the sky from behind to on the horizon to the water in front of you, the “360” visual and audio is something that has to be experienced in person!

Lesser Sandhill Cranes
captured by D5 / 300PF / TC-14eIII

The Cranes are on the Platt near Kearney, NE for just about 6 weeks typically. They are coming from the south on their way north. This evening, I went with the bridge on Elm Island to watch the flyin to the river night roost. Some nights there are a few birds that pick this location, last night it was thousands! So standing on the edge of the road with the D5 / 300PF / TC-14eIII, all you had to do was look for the great background, match it up with the symmetry of the flight and go click. I love see the crane on the Platt each year, as they’re headin north!

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