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 http://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count.
Crane counters: Robyn Henise, Don Henise, Ross Green, and Gary Siegrist
Compiler: Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant
Great Blue Heron
American Black Duck