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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 09/10/2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:17 AM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Haehnle Sanctuary began weekly crane counts Monday afternoon.  Ross Green & I observed only 14 cranes passing through and none stayed overnight.  The weather was mild and while it was cloudy most of the time, we did get a treat of some yellow sun splash that turned incoming egrets yellow and gave us a hint of fall colors coming to the marsh.

In addition to the egrets, other highlights included chimney swifts, a barred owl, and an end of day serenade from some field sparrows.  Ross had a good afternoon with 8 warbler and vireo species.

eBird checklist is available at:

Crane counters:   Ross Green
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  0, 14 observed flying in area
Species count:  45

30 Canada Goose

10 Wood Duck

3 Blue-winged Teal

100 Mallard

2 Mourning Dove

2 Common Nighthawk

8 Chimney Swift

2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

14 Sandhill Crane

4 Great Blue Heron

8 Great Egret

1 Turkey Vulture

1 Northern Harrier

1 Great Horned Owl

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

2 Northern Flicker

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Least Flycatcher

1 Red-eyed Vireo

4 Blue Jay

3 American Crow

3 Black-capped Chickadee

2 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 Eastern Bluebird

1 Wood Thrush

150 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

500 European Starling

36 Cedar Waxwing

55 American Goldfinch

3 Field Sparrow

5 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

200 Red-winged Blackbird

5 Common Grackle

1 Blue-winged Warbler -- Confirmed by Ross Green

1 Black-and-white Warbler

1 Common Yellowthroat

1 American Redstart

1 Magnolia Warbler

1 Black-throated Blue Warbler

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 45

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