A Snow Day for the Sandhill Cranes

March weather can be a little unpredictable in Nebraska. It was 20 degrees and snowy this morning on the Platte River and the cranes slept in a bit. I don’t think they wanted to stop huddling together. But they finally flew off and headed to the surrounding snow covered cornfields for breakfast.

Sandhill Cranes on a cold morning on the Platte River, Nebraska

There was a beautiful sunrise so I stopped near Minden to get this view of the river.

Sandhill Cranes in the Platte River after a snowstorm, Nebraska

Another slow shutter speed crane in flight shot

Silhouettes of Sandhill Cranes in flight over the Platte River

Rural road near Heartwell, Nebraska

My fellow photographers on the banks of the snowy Platte River in the 20 degree temperatures.

Snow covered sign, Nebraska

Long exposure over cornfield near Kearney, Nebraska

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