Sandhill Cranes throughout the United States

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are one of my favorite birds. I have yet to see them during spring migration in Nebraska, where it gets its name because of the Nebraska’s sandhills. However, I have observed them, and photograph them in , the subspecies in is considered endangered, at Bosque del Apache, and the cranberry bogs of and just recently in the middle winter in a field in .

What is interesting about Sandhill cranes is that it has one of the longest fossil records of any bird that is still found today. There was a 10-million-year-old Crane fossil found in Nebraska, which is thought to be a prehistoric relative of the modern day Sandhill Crane. The earliest remains may be those found approximate 1.8 million years ago. If you get a chance to get out and see one of these gorgeous birds.

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Crane in Rhode Island February 2013

Sandhill Crane Family

sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Close-up Head of Florida Sandhill Crane

Mist in Early Morning Light

Sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis

sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis

sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis

Sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis pratensis

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes in a Cranberry Bog in Massachusetts

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein

I photograph the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations Country and elsewhere. I also publish a blog about the area and other interesting vistas and locations.

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein –Photo Bee 1 has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Inst. of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about his works natural history and includes, book and equipment reviews. You can view my blog at http://photobee1.blogspot.com/ Myer Bornstein has won 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received one of three Judges' Choice prizes in the "Share the View" International Nature Photography contest in 2011 plus had second picture as one of the featured 250 runner ups. He also placed another photograph in the 2012 contest. He was awarded first place in the “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, Flights of Fancy. He’s has also been published both on line and in Nature Magazines and in Books. Recently he had the honor of having the first "50" point photograph in the Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He teaches photography classes and instructs about Lightroom 4. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

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Frank Comisar

You have some beautiful work here! You must experience the spectacle of the spring migration in Nebraska one day. I’ve lived in NE all my life and have shot the spring migration of sandhill cranes numerous times; it never gets old.

Frank Comisar

You have some beautiful work here! You must experience the spectacle of the spring migration in Nebraska one day. I've lived in NE all my life and have shot the spring migration of sandhill cranes numerous times; it never gets old.