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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 09/10/2017

Monday, September 11, 2017 8:50 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

With the water levels in Mud Lake Marsh back to more normal depths, the observers counted 147 Greater Sandhill Cranes flying into the sanctuary to roost.

You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at http://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count 

Crane counters:    Don Henise and Gary Siegrist
Compiler:  Gary Siegrist
Submitted by Gary Siegrist

Crane Count-147

Species count-27

2 – Trumpeter Swan

78 – Canada Goose

5 – Wood Duck

23 – Mallard

7 – Blue-wing Teal

1 – Greater Yellowlegs

79 – Great Egret

3 – Great Blue Heron

147 – Greater Sandhill Crane

2 – Turkey Vulture

1 – Northern Harrier (juvenile)

1 – Coopers Hawk (juvenile – female)

2 – Red-tailed Hawk

1 – Merlin

12 – Common Nighthawk

1 – Morning Dove

5 – Blue Jay

5 – Barn Swallow

1 – Eastern Phoebe

1 – Gray Catbird

3 – Eastern Bluebird

1 – Veery

12 – American Robin

41 – Cedar Waxwing

500+ - Red-winged Blackbird

2000+ - mixed flock of blackbirds

1 – Common Grackle

Note* Also had shorebird flocks flying around the we did not identify.


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