Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/16/2023
by Don Henise
It appears that some Sandhill Cranes have finally moved in from the north. A count of 122 roosting Sandhill Cranes was recorded for Mud Lake Marsh in Haehnle Sanctuary Monday evening. Another 300+ Cranes were counted as flybys, most of those landing in the property to the northwest of the Sanctuary.
Other highlights of the evening were ducks including Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Gadwal, Blue-winged Teal, Wood Duck, and Ring-necked Duck. Five species of woodpecker were recorded including a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S152431436
Total Cranes Roosting: 122
Counters: Robyn Henise & Ross Green
Compiled by: Don Henise