I did a little digging to find out more about the Sandhill Crane migration and found out that they usually fly through Northwest Indiana in early March and the majority of them are coming from Florida where they spend their winter months. Since they were in NW Indiana this weekend, they were likely in central and southern Indiana last week as they continue migrating north. According to several maps that I came across showing detailed migration patterns, Northwest Indiana is on the very southern most tip of where the Sandhill Cranes are known to nest. Typically, the cranes move further north into Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and well into Canada. There are several other flocks that have migration patterns out west and migrate through New Mexico and north to Colorado and Nebraska.
This video was shot in HD 1080p using a Canon 5D Mark ii camera and a Canon 100-400 telephoto lens. Video by Joey B. Lax-Salinas. Check out the my photo blog!
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