2015 Faves, Part 2




Another fun experience in 2015 was my trip to the Platte River in Nebraska, in early spring to photograph the migrating Sandhill Cranes. I always enjoy a 3-4 day trip to the Platte River, where there can be several hundred thousand cranes and, if lucky, you might even spot a Whooping Crane in the crowd! […]

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Rowe Blind, Part 3




Today’s post concludes the first evening I spent in a Rowe Sanctuary blind on the Platte River in Nebraska, photographing Sandhill Cranes as they returned to the river for overnight roosting. If you missed the previous two posts from this blind, you can find them here: “Rowe Blind, Part 1” “Rowe Blind, Part 2” As […]

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First Morning on the Platte River




I’m a little behind with posting from the Platte River, but been very busy capturing images of the Sandhill Cranes and some awesome sunrises/sunsets. Today I’m taking a “short work day” so I can get caught up and try to get a few posts prepared ahead of time, for the next few days. I’m sure […]

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Sandhills and Sunsets




Another post from my 2012 trip to the Platte River (Nebraska) for migrating Sandhill Crane photography. Hoping to have fresh, 2015 images in a post tomorrow (barring being too busy capturing images!) :o) The Platte River trip started out slowly, with rain sporadically hindering us. But as the week progressed, we began receiving beautiful weather […]

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Whooping Cranes, Revisited




Today’s post is a re-post of a special encounter I had in 2012. As you read this post, I am on my way back to the Platte River to photograph the migrating Sandhill Cranes, and (hopefully) another Whooping Crane! I plan on blogging live from the area, as I have time. Until I have some […]

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Surprising Sandhills




I was surprised to find 3 Sandhill Cranes on the refuge at Squaw Creek NWR, this past week. Over the past few years, a handfull of cranes have been spotted on the refuge, but they usually are in the deep South by now! The pair of adults and one juvenile were seen a couple of […]

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Migrating Sandhill Cranes




During last weekend’s trek to central Kansas to photograph some migrating Whooping Cranes (if you missed my post on that, the weather caused all 18 of them to fly off as I was driving into the area), I did manage to grab some migrating Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) images. As I previously mentioned, there were […]

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Early Sandhills




Some of the fun birds we saw at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area (Missouri) were some early-migrating Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). I didn’t see any on the first evening in the area, but found these two adults on Day 2:       On Day 3, we not only saw 2 adults, but 3 juveniles that […]

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Sensational Sandhills!




Today’s photo was also made a couple of days ago at the Lee Metcalf NWR, outside Missoula, Montana. During my day at the refuge, I was constantly hearing Sandhill Cranes, with their raspy “croaking” sounds, but could never spot them in the refuge’s tall grasses. However, late morning brought 4 of them flying across the […]

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