Sandhill cranes migrate through Colorado

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A flock of hundreds of sandhill cranes fly in front of Blanca Peak as they head to the fields to sleep for the night Wednesday, March 5, 2014. More than 20,000 Rocky Mountain sandhill cranes make a two-month winter stop in the San Luis Valley during their migration North to Idaho and Canada. Monte Vista plans to celebrate the annual arrival of the four-foot tall guests with the 31st Monte Vista Crane Festival this weekend, which features tours, talks and activities. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette