Every spring the Sandhill Cranes stop in central Nebraska for a few weeks on their migration north. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says their arrival will be delayed this year.
Wagner says, “The cranes like 50-degree weather and 20 to 30 MPH south winds. They are not going to fly against these north winds. We’ve got a lot of ice now so migrations are delayed for a few weeks.”
Wagner says we may see a few cranes by St. Patrick’s Day but more likely around Easter, April 5th. He says snow geese have also delayed their migration north.