It was a dark and stormy evening…
Don, Ross, and I enjoyed close company huddled under the kiosk tonight as 340 cranes came into the Sanctuary. We had the most flyovers that I’ve seen this year, which is ironic as we could not look up as we were under the kiosk.
Visibility was bit limited but we felt pretty comfortable about the crane count. The other species count were low, but we did get a snow goose, 10 great egrets, and several big flocks of robins. We normally get lots of blackbirds stirring in the marsh and beyond, but we had multiple flybys of European starlings doing their amazing flocking behaviour.
My eBird checklist of 25 species is available at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40092549
Crane counters: Ross Green, and Don Henise
Compiler: Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant
You can view past postings and historical crane counting data athttp://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count