Friday, April 4, 2014
For the fifth straight year, my daughter (now 12) and I spent two days wandering county roads south of the Platte River between Grand Island and Kearney, Nebraska, in search of Sandhill Cranes. It's an easy search. Half a million of these handsome birds stop in central Nebraska for six weeks each spring to rest and bulk up for their migration to their summer breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. This year, we found more large gatherings of cranes than ever before. That, combined with the better lenses we took with us, made for a very productive photo outing.