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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/03/2016

Monday, October 03, 2016 9:33 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Crane numbers were very low tonight but we did have several flyovers. No cranes were counted as staying in Mud lake Marsh and we had 177 counted as “fly-bys”-observed by not settling in for an overnight stay.

There were a lot of sparrows in the emergent prairie where invasive buckthorn is being removed. Five species were seen including a Lincoln’s sparrow. The blackbird activity was good as well, with groups coming close to the overlook and well within audible range. Several large groups of starlings were seen doing their amazing flock dance visible from over a mile away.

You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at and the Blog page at the JAS site at

Crane counters: Robyn Henise, Don Henise, Ross Green, and Gary Siegrist

Compiler: Steve Jerant

Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count-0

Species count-40

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Turkey Vulture

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

American Black Duck


Lesser Scaup

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Coot

Sandhill Crane

Herring Gull

Chimney Swift

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Tree Swallow

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

European Starling

Northern Cardinal

Field Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

House Finch

American Goldfinch

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