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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 11/02/2015

Monday, November 02, 2015 7:40 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Over sixty visitors were on hand for the view tonight.  Our weather was fair and we had good lighting for scopes & cameras.  There was a great final flyover between sunset & dusk of about 15 cranes which included a juvenile with its distinctive squeak sound. 

We had a slow start and a late finish tonight.  Cranes continue to come in for their nightly roost although we had nearly 500 “fly bys” to seek another location.  At 1615, the count was lower than last week, but our historical peak week is still two weeks away.  They continued to come in past dusk and several hundred  were counted in low light.

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

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

Crane Count-1615

Species count- 40

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Mute Swan

Trumpeter Swan

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Green-winged Teal

American Black Duck


Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler


American Widgeon

Ring-necked Duck

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Coot

Sandhill Crane

Wilson's Snipe

Ring-billed Gull

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Carolina Wren

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

European starling

American Tree Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Common Grackle

House Finch

American Goldfinch

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