The cranes are back in the country. There has been a pair nesting here for about 3 years now and they keep coming back. They overflew us twice while feeding so I assume they are letting us know they are here. Taken 4/7/2006.
The only time I have actually seen cranes was when I picked my younger brother up at U Colorado when he graduated and we toured around Wyoming, Idaho and Montana on the way home. The ones we saw were dancing around in a field near some cows. It is amazing that anything that big can actually get airborne and fly. Must be something to see. The only thing we see overhead that is that big here, starts out up at the airport.