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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/05/2020

Monday, October 05, 2020 10:03 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

The count tonight was uneventful.  We saw a trio of immature Norther Harriers, a few fall warblers, and six sparrow species.  With the Egrets a no-show and only one Great Blue Heron, I’m thinking fishing season looks to be coming to an end.

We had only 7 cranes settled in the marsh and most of them left before sunset. The night was clear and the colors are just starting, so I’m looking forward to some spectacular sunsets in the weeks ahead on the marsh.

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

Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant
Species count:  38

Crane Count:  2 (132 observed in the area)

60 Canada Goose

25 Wood Duck

17 Blue-winged Teal -- Flock in flight

8 Mallard

4 American Black Duck

2 Pied-billed Grebe

132 Sandhill Crane -- 2 in marsh

1 Great Blue Heron

4 Turkey Vulture

3 Northern Harrier

3 Red-tailed Hawk

3 Red-bellied Woodpecker

3 Downy Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker

2 Eastern Phoebe

1 Yellow-throated Vireo -- Spotted by Gary S

2 Red-eyed Vireo

6 American Crow

3 Black-capped Chickadee

3 White-breasted Nuthatch

1 Brown Creeper

9 European Starling

7 Eastern Bluebird

9 American Robin

19 Cedar Waxwing

5 American Goldfinch

2 Field Sparrow

5 White-crowned Sparrow

14 White-throated Sparrow

4 Song Sparrow

4 Lincoln's Sparrow

4 Swamp Sparrow

200 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Nashville Warbler

1 Northern Parula

1 Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

3 Northern Cardinal

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

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