Have a good flight! Crane migration in Hungary

Oct. 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM ET

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A flock of common cranes fly in the sky in Hungary on Sept. 16.
Zsolt Czegledi / EPA /

The flock of common cranes flew over the Hungarian steppe of Hortobagy, the largest gathering place for migrating cranes in Europe. Experts counted more than 90,000 cranes in the area, where they usually stay until the first frost, before leaving for Africa through Sicily.