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their way to their nesting grounds in northern Canada.A normal day for
the cranes would be going to marshes and corn fields to eat.Some
things the cranes eat are small
birds,eggs,mice,crayfish,snakes,lizards,berries,tubers,weed seeds and
insects.They also eat grain,wheat and corn.
The sandhill cranes like to dance in the spring. They dance by
hopping up into the air and fluttering their wings.One of the places
cranes can be seen dancing is in medows and/or grain fields.Many cars
stop along the country road to see them hopping into the air and
fluttering their wings.People used to think it was a courtship
display, but it's not just that.When cranes mate they mate for life.
When it is time for the sandhill cranes to leave the Platte they
confused. The reason is because they've been at the Platte at at least
six weeks.When they take off they fly in pairs.The pairs become a
dozen and then it's a whole flock.Probably by middle April the Platte
will be empty.Right before they leave they hardly eat their food.
Next year they will come and do this all over again. when they finally
leave they go to Canada and Alaska to nest there. For over ten
million years cranes have been coming to Nebraska.
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