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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/17/2016

Monday, October 17, 2016 8:33 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Some fresh, warm apple crisp and hot mulled cider kept us warm for tonight’s crane count.  Well, it was 75⁰ out, so I guess that helped, too.  Anyway, another beautiful night at Haehnle Sanctuary.  The colors were brilliant with the setting sun.  The greens are giving way to the browns as our autumn progresses.

Cranes were sparse, both for counted and fly-bys (210).  We did get two nice flyovers which delighted our guests gathered at the overlook.  Egrets continue to come into the marsh and a Bald Eagle spotted last week was back on the same perch tonight.

Waterfowl activity was great.  Lots of movement in and out.  We had 11 species of ducks & geese observed.

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-7

Species count-40

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Turkey Vulture

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Green-winged Teal

American Black Duck


Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler


American Widgeon

Ring-necked Duck

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Red-tailed Hawk


Sandhill Crane


Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

European Starling

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

House Finch

Purple Finch

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