National Geographic has teamed up with some Nebraska bird-lovers to give thousands a cranes eye view.
They call it the Crane Cam. It's set up in the middle of the Platte River in Gibbon. It's the first time bird-lovers at Rowe Sanctuary have been able do something like this.
Paul Tebbel, Manager of Rowe Sanctuary says, "National Geographic magazine called us up and said, hey we'd like to put a camera on the river. We said absolutely!"
The Crane Cam works like a security camera. "The crane cam brings us right in among the cranes at night when they're landing. It shows cranes all around. Cranes aren't bothered by the camera like they are us," says Tebbel.
In the next week, Tebbel says viewers should see between five and ten thousand on the crane cam.
Check it out. The website is www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm.
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Source: http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/cranecam/about.html contributed to this report.