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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/25/2021

Monday, October 25, 2021 8:21 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

It was a blustery afternoon on the lookout today.  We observed two small groups of cranes for a total of 9 individuals.  None of them will be spending the night in the Sanctuary.  High wind, rain, and low visibility helped keep our species count down.


There was a lot of duck activity and we got one lone Great Egret roosting in Mud Lake Marsh.  A small group (for starlings) did a quick murmuration for us before settling down for the evening.

Crane counters:   Ross Green, Gary Siegrist, & Steve Jerant
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  0 (9 total observed)
Species count:  27

23 Canada Goose

4 Wood Duck

14 Gadwall

20 American Wigeon

200 Mallard

8 American Black Duck

2 Ring-necked Duck

1 Mourning Dove

25 American Coot

9 Sandhill Crane -- 0 in the marsh

1 Great Egret

2 Northern Harrier

1 Sharp-shinned Hawk

1 Red-tailed Hawk

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Pileated Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker

1 Blue Jay

16 American Crow

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

150 European Starling

3 Eastern Bluebird

170 American Robin

9 Cedar Waxwing

5 sparrow sp.

300 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Rusty Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 27

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You can view past postings and historical crane counting data on the Haehnle web site at

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