Hungry cranes unfazed by scare tactics, continue to tear up ballfield
Sandhill cranes have been wreaking havoc on the outfield at Legion Fields in Gibbon, Neb. A neon cross meant to spook the migratory birds apparently doesn't suffice.
Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:00 am
GIBBON, Neb. — The spring migration of hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes is a welcome sight for bird enthusiasts and businesses in the Platte River valley. Just not on the ballfield.
For the past three seasons, cranes have returned to the outfield at Legion Fields in Gibbon. They are attracted to the manicured outfields for easy pickings during their daytime browsing. They pull up the grass in the outfield, leaving large divots, while looking for insects.
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Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:00 am.