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 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- 26
Great Blue Heron
American Black Duck
American Tree Sparrow