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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/24/2022

Monday, October 24, 2022 9:25 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

We had great weather for our biggest count of the season.  The temp was in the 70’s with a light breeze.  A bit more sun to bring out the colors would have made it perfection.  Cranes came in from all directions tonight, and we had about half a dozen flights over the observation area.  In addition to the crane overflights, we had a pair of Mute Swans put on a bit of a show flying over us twice.  The second time reminding us that even though they are called mute, it’s not because their wings are silent.

A single, Big Brown bat came early and stayed late tonight.  It flew back and forth over the grassland to the west of us.  I really think it was seriously checking out our newly installed bat house…

360 cranes were observed with 294 of them staying overnight.  And only about half of those 66 were long distance observations, so fewer cranes are coming in and then leaving.  Conditions are looking very good for high numbers this year.

We’ve released an updated Crane hotspot map, available HERE.

Next week, some of use will be doing the annual USFWS counts around Jackson County so I’ll try to get some of those numbers on next week's report. 


(Steve Jerant)

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

Crane Count: 360 (294 Stayed in Mud Lake Marsh)

Species count:  26

Species       Count

Species

Count

Canada Goose

21

Mute Swan

4

Trumpeter Swan

2

Wood Duck

25

American Wigeon

3

Mallard

40

American Black Duck

15

American Coot

10

Sandhill Crane

360

Killdeer

1

Great Blue Heron

1

Northern Harrier

4

Bald Eagle

1

Red-bellied Woodpecker

1

Downy Woodpecker

1

Hairy Woodpecker

1

Blue Jay

10

Tufted Titmouse

1

Carolina Wren

1

European Starling

3

Eastern Bluebird

3

American Robin

50

Cedar Waxwing

30

White-throated Sparrow

1

Red-winged Blackbird

2000

Rusty Blackbird

1


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