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Old 02-25-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Whooping cranes or Sandhill cranes, take your pick. They're both discussed here

I was working outside today and seen a flock of whooping crains headed north,seems to be a little early this year?
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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That seems awfully early. Are you sure they were whooping cranes? They are quite rare.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:57 AM   #3
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I'm sorry they were sandhill cranes,don't know what i was thinkin putting whooping crains.It still does seem awful early
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:11 AM   #4
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It's still too early for sandhills isn't it?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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It's still too early for sandhills isn't it?
That's what i thought to,got up this morning and seen another flock headed north.I think there is something coming,like an early warm up,right now it's 12degrees here.
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Too cold for sandhills here in Wisconsin. We have some open water on Lake Monona, where the Yahara River enters the lake, but precious little. I see a few ducks and sometimes a muskrat or two feeding there. The snow is not very deep here, and I suppose that there could be some corn or grain left out in the fields to glean. My guess is that the cranes are getting antsy, making practice runs to the north. I see this behavior with the Canada geese every fall. They take off in a group and form a "V" heading south, and then they fly back north on the day after.
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I have noticed geese taking off one direction. They land in a corn field then head back the next day. We've had some unseasonably warm weather. Cranes must do the same thing if the weather is hokey. Whether they hang out or go back must depend on open water and food availability. Practice runs, eh?
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:12 AM   #8
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I think they know what they're doing, LOL~
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Maybe they're just teenaged male cranes out cruising for chicks. . . .
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:39 AM   #10
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I think there headed to the jasper-palaski wildlife area where they stop to feed
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