Sandhill Cranes at the Platte River Spring Stopover
Trip by Laura and Mike Hoopes in spring, 2005 with George Archibald of ICF; photograpy
by Mike Hoopes, showing picture from several dawns and dusks when the 500,000 sandhill
cranes fly in, spend the night, and fly out. One night we saw a coyote attack, and another
night we saw an eagle attack, but the cranes are relatively safe roosting on these shallow
sand bars in the Platte River.