March 2012. We’re currently putting together some plans to photograph the spring migration of the sandhill cranes along the Platte River in Nebraska, from Grand Island to Kearney. An estimated 500,000 sandhill cranes pass through Nebraska’s Platte River Valley migrating along an 80 mile wide flyway. The numbers are an estimated 80% of the world’s population of the birds stopping here to feed on corn to fuel their bodies for the flight to breeding grounds in the north.
Spectacular photography can be achieved in special blinds in the early morning and evenings, along the rivers and cornfields. Please let us know ASAP if you think you may be interested in joining us as we are finalizing pricing for the trip; blind and hotel reservations.
Dave Bryan and Dennis Chapman, ReallyClassGlass.com, will be going to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Sundays November 27 and December 4 for the spectacular migration of snow geese and bald eagles. We would love it if you would join us, using the Nikon super telephoto lenses; 600mm F4.0, 400mm F2.8 and 300mm F2.8 lenses along with professional tripods and ballheads. The cost is $25.00 per person. Renting a Nikon D90 for the day will add $20.00.
Previous years migration totals counted as many as 350,000 snow geese and 200 bald eagles, as well as thousands of other ducks and geese species. The mass number of birds will be there as long as the reservation does not freeze shut with super cold temperatures.
Squaw Creek is 45 minutes north of St. Joseph and less than a 1 1/2 hour drive from most of the Kansas City area. Call Dave at 913-908-4879 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation. Payment will be due one week in advance of your time slot.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!