First, I do have to apologize for how short my first post was. For several months now my e-mail crashes on my phone when I touch the body of the e-mail so I can only type in the subject line.
I got to Plowboy Bend a little after eight this morning and not long after crossing the railroad tracks I saw four large objects in the field. After turning onto River Bottom road I drove up a bit and parked and the cranes were working the field to the left heading toward me. At one point they were right besides me perhaps 40 yards away. I watched for about forty minutes as they continued working the field heading southeast. A couple of bat researches also stop to watch. Around 8:40 after they had passed me I moved on to do a little more birding in the area.
About fifty minutes later a couple of other people came by looking for the cranes but had no luck so it appears sometime between 8:40 and 9:30 they had left being able to be seen from the road but after I was out of sight by then I do not know where they went. They were walking southest the last I saw them.
Many thanks to all that posted updates on the whereabouts of the cranes yesterday. I have never been to Plowboy Bend before and I found it very enjoyable.
Jefferson City Mo
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