Sentinels watch over the flock of Sandhill Cranes while the rest take a daytime power nap.
It's not often that you see the Sandhill Cranes sleeping in large groups in the fields during the day unless they are resting to continue their trip North in the next couple of days. I sure hope that's not the case since I was hoping for at least a couple more weeks with them.
We have had a lot of rain recently, and I have been reading about how the Platte River is too high to roost. The birds have been sleeping in the staging fields requiring them to have more sentinels at night to protect them from predators. Fingers crossed, that's what is going on.
Copyright 2021 Susan Rissi Tregoning
March 24th, 2021
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