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Outstanding in the field - Sands cranes in field in Barton County, Ks.
Outstanding in the field - Sands cranes in field in Barton County, Ks.
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Marsh full of cranes - Sandhill cranes lollygag in a marsh near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Kansas. An estimated 12,000 to 15,000 cranes stopped over at the refuge the couple days I observed the bird at the refuge and neighboring Barton County, Kansas. Next stop, the Platte River in Nebraska.
Marsh full of cranes - Sandhill cranes lollygag in a marsh near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Kansas. An estimated 12,000 to 15,000 cranes stopped over at the refuge the couple days I observed the bird at the refuge and neighboring Barton County, Kansas. Next stop, the Platte River in Nebraska.
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Sand cranes glore - Sand cranes near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
Sand cranes glore - Sand cranes near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
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Neck and neck - Sands cranes near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
Neck and neck - Sands cranes near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
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Head to head - Sand cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
Head to head - Sand cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
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Follow the leader - Sand cranes near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
Follow the leader - Sand cranes near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
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Above the crowd - Sands cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
Above the crowd - Sands cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
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Cranes overhead - Sand cranes near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
Cranes overhead - Sand cranes near the Big Salt Marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Ks.
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Stretching out - A couple of sand cranes at Loess National Wildlife Refuge in Holt County, Ks. near Mound City.
Stretching out - A couple of sand cranes at Loess National Wildlife Refuge in Holt County, Ks. near Mound City.
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Hopscotch - Sandhill cranes in a field in Stafford County, Kansas near Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. I spent a couple days chasing the birds around Quivira. According to the refuge 12,000 to 15,000 cranes stopped over at the refuge while I was there. Quivira consists of 22,135 acres of rare inland salt marshes and sand prairie.
Hopscotch - Sandhill cranes in a field in Stafford County, Kansas near Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. I spent a couple days chasing the birds around Quivira. According to the refuge 12,000 to 15,000 cranes stopped over at the refuge while I was there. Quivira consists of 22,135 acres of rare inland salt marshes and sand prairie.
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Move over! - Sandhill cranes prepare to land at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Kansas. According to the refuge 12,000 to 15,000 cranes stopped over at the refuge while I was there. Quivira consists of 22,135 acres of rare inland salt marshes and sand prairie.
Move over! - Sandhill cranes prepare to land at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Kansas. According to the refuge 12,000 to 15,000 cranes stopped over at the refuge while I was there. Quivira consists of 22,135 acres of rare inland salt marshes and sand prairie.
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INVASION! of sorts - Sandhill cranes prepare to land at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Kansas. According to the refuge 12,000 to 15,000 cranes stopped over at the refuge while I was there. Quivira consists of 22,135 acres of rare inland salt marshes and sand prairie.
INVASION! of sorts - Sandhill cranes prepare to land at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County, Kansas. According to the refuge 12,000 to 15,000 cranes stopped over at the refuge while I was there. Quivira consists of 22,135 acres of rare inland salt marshes and sand prairie.