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Sandhill Cranes Heading North #7457044 03/13/19 12:59 AM
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Iíve seen several hundred flying over Graham tonight.

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I dont blame them.
They will be featherless if they stay

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Snowbirds will also be leaving the Rio Grande V.alley


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Re: Sandhill Cranes Heading North [Re: scalebuster] #7458072 03/14/19 05:27 AM
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Just west of Graham the Cranes never showed this year at my lease. Even in years without wheat I would get a flyway at times during season that would be close enough I could pull some young birds in with decoys. But years we have wheat planted in our fields, it always became the X at some point during season. We had a beautiful field of wheat this season and never had a bird on it or near it.

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Saw clouds of them heading north a few days ago just outside of Abilene.

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In the Rock Island area there were a few groups heading north last Saturday.

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Someone needs to tell them to fly slow. They don't want to stop on the Platte River today. Winds gusting up to 60 - 70 mph, somewhere around 4" of new snow (hard to tell with the blowing and drifting) and ice jams causing flash flooding. I-80 is closed from Kearney to Wyoming. Should be spring again by tomorrow. Then we'll be back to just dealing with the water. smile

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Originally Posted by Sniper John
Just west of Graham the Cranes never showed this year at my lease. Even in years without wheat I would get a flyway at times during season that would be close enough I could pull some young birds in with decoys. But years we have wheat planted in our fields, it always became the X at some point during season. We had a beautiful field of wheat this season and never had a bird on it or near it.


Interesting I am out by Murray and like the last 3 years, we were covered up in them.


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Our areas in NW Oklahoma we are normally covered with them, this year they showed up way late. I live by Lake Texoma and we had cranes headed north a month ago.

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To the Guys that are around Graham, Throckmorton & Breckenridge. The amount of water that was around this area this past fall was of Epic Proportions & I think what happened was that the normal roost were to Deep & they moved to other locations. I have been hunting in the Woodson Area since '95 and we usually have a fair to Good # of Cranes that hit our Wheat Field(s) and they were Totally Absent this Year. Also, There is a Lake Just N of Sweetwater that usually roost a few thousand birds and it did not have ONE Bird on it this year due to the High Water. Yes, I saw a few flocks headed North on Wed in the Fort Worth Area. I think they were taking advantage of that Strong S Wind.

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I saw a few in a field near my house last week in Sugar Land.

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Yea, I was down around Pidcoke TX last weekend and saw some flying back north.

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