Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sandhill Cranes


We're packing up the Bausch & Lombs, Leopolds, and Zeisses and heading for Kearney, Nebraska for a few days over Easter. Out in the middle of  Nowhere, Nebraska? Yep. We've booked a guided outing at the Rowe Sanctuary for Easter Sunday morning for our religious experience. This is going to be great!  

11 comments:

Margadant said...

Right you are! But, alas, I will not be there. Having negected to book a reservation, it is not my idea of a full crane experience to meet you guys for an early breakfast and then waive as you disappear throught the gates. Just send photos.

Gunnar Berg said...

B.S. You can still book.

Linda said...

Don't forget that suntan lotion, now.

Larry

Gunnar Berg said...

Lar,
Thanks for the heads up.

I blew your sidewalk and driveway today, and chiseled as much ice as I dared. At least the door will open now. The ice sickles are spectacular. I had to break them off in front of the door. 6'long. A lot of potential for ice damming I'm afraid. :(

Mimbres Man said...

Nice!

My friends in Corrales, NM recently had cranes land on their property.
http://redravine.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/cranes-in-winter/

Gunnar Berg said...

If we have timed it right there should be 500,000 of them there. One half million large, vocal birds!

Jonny Hamachi said...

Yep.

Linda said...

Thanks for all your help at the shack. When I lived up in the north country (TRF), we were on the flyway of the sandhill cranes. They summered, I think, near Lake of the Woods. Anyway, they stopped at Agassi Wild Life Preserve (Mud Lake). It's spectacular, you're in for a treat. Larry

ybonesy said...

Hi Gunnar, as you suggested I headed over to see your blog. Very nice. I'll have to poke around, as it's just minutes before checking out of my hotel. I'm in Romania, en route back to NM. Have fun on the trip. I'd love to go watch the cranes in Nebraska some time. BTW, did you know my blog partner is from Minnesota?

Gunnar Berg said...

Minnesoda? You have my sympathy.

Anonymous said...

One could say the Wisconsin-based "save the cranes foundation" has done it's job---and they're flourishing!
However, it's said farmer's aren't so enamored with their destructive nature to the fields.
I'm just saying........