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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/08/2018

Monday, October 08, 2018 9:18 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

The crane count totaled 36 on this unseasonably warm day.  There are lots of cranes in the Jackson area but we did not see a lot of activity over the marsh or to the north.  As with previous weeks we did have several groups coming into the Sanctuary above the overlook, so visitors did get some close views of the cranes.  Three egrets and one heron were seen as well as a trumpeter swan.  The black birds were active, and we observed several large flocks.  The species count was fairly high, see below.  We closed the evening with a visit from two bats, likely big browns.

eBird checklist is available HERE 

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

Crane Count:  38, 44 observed flying in area
Species count:  46

Species

Count

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

55

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

1

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

15

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

4

Gadwall (Mareca strepera)

8

American Wigeon (Mareca americana)

5

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

300

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

4

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

4

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)

35

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

30

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

1

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

1

American Coot (Fulica americana)

1

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

44

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

1

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

3

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

6

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

1

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

2

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

2

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

1

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)

1

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

2

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

2

Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)

1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

1

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

15

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

3

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

3

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

5

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

100

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

13

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

11

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

1

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

5

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

2

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

11

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

14

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

2000

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

50

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

2

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


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