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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 09/30/2019

Monday, September 30, 2019 8:15 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

On this unseasonably warm evening we had more mosquitoes than cranes. Only 18 cranes roosted in the marsh. Most of them arrived in one flight so our hopes were up for a big night, but it was not to be.

Seven species of raptors were observed and we had a lot of sparrows near the overlook. Not a whole lot of blackbird activity but the fog coming in over the sanctuary from the west provided a nice view. On my way out I saw three bats in the parking lot, a bit late to help with all my bug bites.

eBird checklist is available at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60249001

Crane counters: Gary Siegrist, Ross Green, & Steve Jerant

Compiler: Steve Jerant

Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count: 18 (22 observed in the area)

Species count: 45

1 Cackling Goose

51 Canada Goose

40 Wood Duck

3 Mallard

4 Pied-billed Grebe

1 Mourning Dove

1 Virginia Rail --

2 American Coot

22 Sandhill Crane -- 18 roosted in the marsh.

2 Great Blue Heron

4 Great Egret

3 Turkey Vulture

2 Northern Harrier

2 Cooper's Hawk

2 Red-tailed Hawk

3 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 Pileated Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker

1 American Kestrel

1 Merlin

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Eastern Phoebe

3 Blue Jay

1 American Crow

2 Tufted Titmouse

1 House Wren

4 Marsh Wren

1 Gray Catbird

2 Eastern Bluebird

7 American Robin

40 Cedar Waxwing

1 American Goldfinch

5 Chipping Sparrow

1 Field Sparrow

4 White-crowned Sparrow

3 White-throated Sparrow

4 Song Sparrow

2 Lincoln's Sparrow

10 Swamp Sparrow

500 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Nashville Warbler --

1 Common Yellowthroat

2 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 45

You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at

Haehnle site at http://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count 

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