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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 11/05/2018

Monday, November 05, 2018 7:55 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

About 800 cranes were observed today but only 312 roosted in the marsh.  Most of the 500 that did not spend the night with us came down in adjoining property to the west.  The weather was fair with a good splash of golden light near sunset.  We had some great flyovers with dozens of cranes in several groups simultaneously flying above the overlook. I think the crowd of about 25 visitors enjoyed the show. 

eBird checklist is available at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49704843

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

Crane Count:  312 (802 observed flying in area)
Species count:  35

Species

Count

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

200

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

2

Gadwall (Mareca strepera)

10

American Wigeon (Mareca americana)

3

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

5

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

200

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

29

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

1

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

7

American Coot (Fulica americana)

4

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

804

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

1

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

2

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

2

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

1

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

2

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

1

Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)

1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

1

Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis)

1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

5

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

20

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

25

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

2

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)

2

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

5

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

1

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

4

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

1

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

500

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

8

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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