Three’s a Crowd

An estimated 600,000 Sandhill Cranes gather in Nebraska’s Platte River Valley during their annual spring migration. They sleep in the river to avoid predators and then feast in nearby fields during the day, gaining twenty percent of their body weight. In the early morning hours of March 11th, the cranes waken in the river, where they “dance,” perform courtship rituals and wait for the sun to rise. (by Maya Bell, March 11, 2012)

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One response to “Three’s a Crowd

  1. Nicely done, Maya. You can almost hear the middle crane saying, “C’mon, guys, cool it. Let’s go eat.”

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