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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 12/07/2015

Monday, December 07, 2015 8:00 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

We continued crane counting at Haehnle this afternoon due to the warmer weather. Fog came in and blanketed the northern reaches of Mud Lake Marsh and by about 4:30 the normal landing spots and approaches were no longer visible.  However, nearly all of the 96 cranes counted this evening came in from the south and passed us above the overlook.  

Several juveniles were heard in the groups.

Our river otter popped up a few times, but was not nearly as visible as last week. 

Based on continue warm weather predictions, we will be continue counting next Monday.

You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at

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

Crane Count-96

Species count- 26

Great Blue Heron

Canada Goose

American Black Duck


Hooded Merganser

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Sandhill Crane

Ring-billed Gull

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Northern Cardinal

American Tree Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

House Finch

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