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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 09/24/2018

Monday, September 24, 2018 8:33 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 09/24/2018

Our rainy, dreary afternoon was brightened by over a hundred cranes coming into the Sanctuary.  This was our second official count week and the numbers are going in the right direction.   The cranes arrived earlier than usual and flew in fast (but not furious) and seemed more determined to land than they have been in the past year.   We had several flyovers above the overlook which is always a treat.

Great egrets continue to roost as well as a few herons.  Ross found some migrating warblers and we had a big overflight of robins.

eBird checklist is available at:   https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48726998

Crane counters:   Ross Green, Gary Siegrist, Don Henise, & Steve Jerant
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  104, 106 observed flying in area
Species count:  35

Species

Count

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

6

swan sp. (Cygnus sp.)

1

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

15

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

15

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

2

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

106

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

4

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

6

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

1

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

1

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

1

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

1

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

2

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

1

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)

3

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

5

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

5

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

4

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

3

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

50

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

1

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

6

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

2

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

5

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

3

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

3

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

3000

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

1

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

1

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)

1

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)

1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

1

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


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