Date: 11/20/20 6:02 pm
From: Jeff Kehoe <jeff.kehoe...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Sandhill Cranes, Larimer County
Thanks for the tip. I went up there this morning and found about 200 still
around!

On Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9:32:17 PM UTC-7 Libby wrote:

> At about 9 am this morning at the intersection north of Fort Collins of
> County Roads 19 and 80, where there are huge fields on either side of the
> road of corn stubble, we saw many groups of sandhill cranes feeding,
> perhaps up to 4-500 in all the fields. Driving back by these fields from
> Red Mountain Open Space at 4:30 pm, we were surprisingly treated to all of
> them lifting off and flying in unorganized groups towards the south. In the
> distance we could see them forming one big group, waving across the horizon.
>
> My question is this: do they migrate at night now, or will they find a
> place to roost again for the night? This was a magnificent experience
> seeing all those cranes lift off for us unexpectedly.
>
> Libby Edwards
> Fort Collins
> Larimer County

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