Sandhill Crane Study 01
Platte River, Nebraska
A Sandhill Crane files from the roost on the Platte River during late March near Kearney, Nebraska. These magnificent cranes stop over along the same 80-100 mile stretch of river every spring during their migration from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico to their summer nesting grounds in Alaska and the Arctic. For three to four weeks, they gorge on corn left in the nearby fields. Photo © copyright by J. P. Bell.