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Crane cam is up and running

The live video feed of Sandhill Cranes roosting in the Platte River in Nevraska is back in business. It was down temporarily because of river flooding. The weather down there has limited crane migration. There are cranes to see this morning -- Wednesday -- however.

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The million-dollar bird

You think pigeons don’t deserve respect?


Sunday, in England, a pigeon named Armando was sold for the equivalent of $1.41 million. Two Chinese pigeon fanciers pushed the price to a record height as they sought the bird.


Armando is a racing pigeon. Chances are his racing days are over, and he now will stand at stud or whatever it’s called in the pigeon world.


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