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Sandhill Cranes are Back Along the Rio Grande

The sandhill cranes are back in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, where they’ll over-winter until March.  Yesterday, I saw scores of the prehistoric-looking birds pecking through corn stubble on farms near the river.  A bit later, a dozen or so squawked loudly as they flew in formation high in the air.  I decided…