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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 09/23/2019

Monday, September 23, 2019 8:51 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

It was good to see an increase in numbers this week. We had 157 total cranes and about half, 83, will be spending the night.  More cranes are gathering in the new habitat that has resulted from the removal of buckthorn by the fen.

Ross spotted an American Kestral perched in the same area.  Other highlights included a hummingbird, Sharp-shinned Hawk, female scarlet tanager.  A pack of coyotes serenaded us before we left.  

eBird checklist is available at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60065230

Crane counters:   Gary Siegrist, Ross Green, & Steve Jerant
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  83 (157 observed in the area)

Species count:  40

70 Canada Goose

2 Mute Swan

3 Trumpeter Swan -- 2 adults and a sygnet 

40 Wood Duck

75 Mallard

4 American Black Duck

4 Mourning Dove

1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

157 Sandhill Crane -- 83 stayed in the marsh

3 Great Blue Heron

11 Great Egret

6 Turkey Vulture

1 Sharp-shinned Hawk

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

2 Northern Flicker

1 American Kestrel

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Eastern Phoebe

6 Blue Jay

7 American Crow

3 Black-capped Chickadee

4 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 House Wren

1 Carolina Wren

2 Gray Catbird

10 Eastern Bluebird

1 Wood Thrush

100 American Robin

12 Cedar Waxwing

6 American Goldfinch

4 Chipping Sparrow

4 Field Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

3 Swamp Sparrow

2000 Red-winged Blackbird

5 Common Yellowthroat

1 American Redstart

1 Scarlet Tanager -- Female

You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at
Haehnle site at http://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count

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