Animal Migration

Challenge #24 in the Simple things that we love series. Hosted by Yochi23.
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Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individuals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is a ubiquitous phenomenon, found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, the season of the year or for mating reasons] To be counted as a true migration, and not just a local dispersal or irruption, the movement of the animals should be an annual or seasonal occurrence, such as birds migrating south for the winter, or a major habitat change as part of their life, such as young Atlantic salmon leaving the river of their birth when they have reached a few inches in size. PLS SHOW US ONE OR GROUP OF ANIMALS VISITING YOUR COUNTRY AND DESCRIBE WHEN IT'S COMING AND WHERE FROM.
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Greater Sandhill Cranes
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This is the spring break of the 850 mile migratory trek of the Sandhill Crane. They winter at the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico and make their way north to Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Southeastern Idaho. Captured in March during the Monte Vista Cranefest in the San Luis Valley, Colorado.
Submitted: Wednesday, 1st February, 2012 01:16 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 15th March, 2010
Focal length: 550 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
ISO: 200
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