We huddled under the kiosk this blustery afternoon to watch the cranes come in to roost at Haehnle Sanctuary. While only 243 were officially ticked, several thousand were setting down to the north.
A solo Trumpeter Swan came into mud lake marsh and flew right above the overlook. Then, when just out of sight, it gave us a few toots in case we weren’t sure if it was a tundra. While we normally see a Northern Harrier, our spotters saw a group of four: a mature male (“silver bullet”) and three immatures.
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
American Black Duck
American Tree Sparrow