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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 11/07/2016

Monday, November 07, 2016 8:05 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Count continues to be very low in the Sanctuary marsh.  Actually about as low as you can get as our official count was 0.  Fly-bys were a bit under 200, so that number is pretty low as well.  Cranes are in the area as nearby locations got numbers above 1000 for the US Fish & Wildlife Services count last week. 

Two Northern Harriers worked the marsh pretty hard this evening, but they were not the only ones snacking as we enjoyed pretzels (from Chelsea Bakery), donuts, muffins, and some Halloween candy.  Near sunset we had 4 Egrets come in for the evening and a single Great Blue Heron, so there were at least a few long legged birds spending the night.

Winter birds are coming in with American Tree Sparrow, Winter Wren, and Dark-eyed Junco observed on the property tonight.

You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at

Crane counters:    Don Henise, Robyn Henise, Ross Green, and Gary Siegrist
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count-0

Species count-44

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Trumpeter Swan

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

American Black Duck


Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler


American Wigeon


Ring-necked Duck


Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Cooper's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Coot

Sandhill Crane

Ring-billed Gull

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

European Starling

Yellow-rumped Warbler

American Tree Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

House Finch

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

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