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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/10/2016

Monday, October 10, 2016 8:40 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

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

Crane Count-20

Species count-48

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Turkey Vulture

Trumpeter Swan

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

American Black Duck


American Widgeon


Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Sandhill Crane

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

European Starling

Northern Cardinal

Eastern Towhee

Field Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

House Finch

American Goldfinch

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