I went out this morning to photograph the eagles. While there, I watched these sandhill cranes going through their mating ritual of picking up small sticks and tossing them into the air, after which they both vaulted into the air and pounced on the stick. In this image you can see an air plant that they've tossed into the air. I have some shots of them tossing a small stick into the air, I'll post them later on this thread.
Nikkor 200-500VR lens