Crane observations were few this evening but our northern shrike remained on his perch keeping us company. A few whitetail deer, including 2 bucks, popped out of the fen for a look at us. They seemed a bit anxious, not sure why…
Blackbird counts are coming down into low three figures from flocks of thousands in earlier weeks. and our first American tree swallow sighting is telling us the season is winding down. The water in Mud Lake Marsh is still liquid and temperatures will be above freezing so we will continue counts next week.
My eBird checklist of 26 species is available at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40494350
Crane counters: Ross Green, Don Henise, and Gary Siegrist
Compiler: Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant
Crane Count-0, ~100 observed flying in area
You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at http://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count