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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/01/2018

Monday, October 01, 2018 9:27 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Despite increasing fog settling over the marsh, we are happy to report an increase in the crane count from last week.  We observed 145 cranes settling in for the evening.  Most of the traffic came in near the overlook area with several flying directly over us.

Sparrows and warblers as well as egrets and herons were seen tonight.  A flock of chimney swifts came by, but not low enough to help with the mosquitoes that were visiting with us.  We always check the flocks of blackbirds and were rewarded with about 15 rusty blackbirds added to our count.

eBird checklist is available at:   https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48876395

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


Crane Count:  145, 157 observed flying in area
Species count:  37

Species

Count

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

10

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

10

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

3

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

2

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)

16

American Coot (Fulica americana)

5

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

157

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

1

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

2

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

3

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

1

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

1

Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.)

1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

2

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

20

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

3

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

3

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

5

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

2

Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)

1

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

2

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

150

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

75

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

15

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

1

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

6

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

21

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

2000

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

15

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

20

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

1

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)

1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

1

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