Cranes were on the move tonight with 519 counted as fly-bys. Only 20 cranes were counted on our official tally as landing in Mud Lake Marsh. So our 24 visitors outnumbered the cranes for another week, but it was as beautiful night to watch the colors change on the marsh.
The sparrows remain active below the overlook and along the dike trail. Six species were seen, with a Lincoln’s sparrow as the bird of note. Both Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned hawks were in the area as well. Hmmm, wonder why they were hanging out there…
Greater egrets continue to be seen and we had a pileated fly over again this week.
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
Great Blue Heron
American Black Duck