Crane numbers were very low tonight but we did have several flyovers. No cranes were counted as staying in Mud lake Marsh and we had 177 counted as “fly-bys”-observed by not settling in for an overnight stay.
There were a lot of sparrows in the emergent prairie where invasive buckthorn is being removed. Five species were seen including a Lincoln’s sparrow. The blackbird activity was good as well, with groups coming close to the overlook and well within audible range. Several large groups of starlings were seen doing their amazing flock dance visible from over a mile away.
You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at http://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count and the Blog page at the JAS site at http://jacksonaudubon.org/
Crane counters: Robyn Henise, Don Henise, Ross Green, and Gary Siegrist
Compiler: Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant
Great Blue Heron
American Black Duck