Sandhill crane migration inspires awe along Platte River

ALDA, Neb. (AP)–People are flocking to central Nebraska to witness an annual rite of spring – the migration of sandhill cranes as they make their way from their winter home in the south to their summer home in the north.

Sharon Fisher got a front row seat to the annual sandhill crane migration Wednesday morning.

“It’s phenomenal to know what these birds are doing and to be able to be this close and experience it,” Fisher says.

The 70-year-old Virginia woman was hidden in Crane Trust blind along the Platte River near Alda as the sun came up.

This is her third trip to this special place where tens of thousands of cranes come to roost, rest and fuel up on their long journey north.

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