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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 09/18/2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016 8:00 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

First off, the crane count at Haehnle moves back to Monday evenings starting next Monday, September 26th.

Today was a great day for bird species at Haehnle but not for Sandhill cranes – we found two cranes in the marsh around 5:30 and by the time we left at 6:30 no other cranes had come to Haehnle.

Butterflies were out most of the afternoon. Here’s what we had: Orange Sulphur, Viceroy, Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur, Eastern Tailed-blue, American Copper, Common Buckeye, Monarch, Silver-spotted Skipper, Pearl Crescent, Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary and Spicebush Swallowtail.

We also recorded 27 [human] visitors.

Compiler: Robyn Henise

Submitted by Robyn Henise

Crane Count-0

Species count- 36

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

American Wigeon


Blue-winged Teal

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle (2 adults)

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk (we had a mini kettle of 21 birds – more than they recorded at Erie Metro Hawk watch today – they only had 3)

Red-tailed Hawk

Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel (catching dragonflies)

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Common Yellowthroat

Swamp Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

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