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
Species count- 40
Great Blue Heron
American Black Duck
American Tree Sparrow