It is late April and in Homer, Alaska, Sandhill Cranes are mating and preparing their nest for the season. By the first week of May they should have laid one or two eggs. Three Sandhill Cranes are nesting again this year in Beluga Slough, easily accessible on foot via the boardwalk below the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s Island and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, AK.
Sandhill Cranes spent a great deal of time each day preening their feathers to get rid of parasites and to align their feathers for better flight and insulation. Enjoy this video with intimate views of cranes.