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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 11/12/2018

Monday, November 12, 2018 9:41 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Most of the water on the marsh was frozen but a patch to the northwest was open enough for some dozens of wildfowl to gather.  We had 74 cranes come in to roost for the night. They gathered on the ice near their normal roosting location.  The weather held above freezing and we had a touch of rain after sunset.    

eBird checklist is available at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49902196

Crane counters:   Ron Hoffman, Ross Green, & Steve Jerant
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  74 (106 total observed in the area)
Species count:  24

Species

Count

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

20

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

2

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

4

Gadwall (Mareca strepera)

2

American Wigeon (Mareca americana)

1

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

45

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

10

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)

5

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

200

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

5

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

60

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

2

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

106

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

1

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

1

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

2

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

1

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

7

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

2

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

1

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

400

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


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