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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/19/2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:25 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

From Gary S.:

We had 534 cranes seen last night from observation hill with 324 staying to roost in Mud Lake Marsh. Most of the crane flew right over where we were standing. Good raptor night with 3 Bald Eagles (one was an adult that caught prey so young could feed), 2 Northern Harriers (Adult male and juvenile), 2 Red-tail Hawks, and 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk. There was lots of waterfowl to be seen with a scope including the Trumpeter Swans. Despite the weather it was a good night. 

Crane counters:   Gary Siegrist & Ross Green 

Compiler:  Gary Siegrist

Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  324 (534 total observed)
Species count:  50
 

Canada Goose  25

Mute Swan  1

Trumpeter Swan  2

Wood Duck  2

Blue-winged Teal  12

Northern Shoveler  3

Gadwall  70    See photo

American Wigeon  50    Conservative

Mallard  18

American Black Duck  3

Green-winged Teal  5

dabbling duck sp.  50

Ring-necked Duck  7

Pied-billed Grebe  6

American Coot  85

Sandhill Crane  534    324 landed in marsh

Wilson's Snipe  1

Ring-billed Gull  1

Great Blue Heron  2

Great Egret  4

Northern Harrier  2

Bald Eagle  3

Eastern Screech-Owl  2

Red-bellied Woodpecker  2

Downy Woodpecker  3

Hairy Woodpecker  1

Pileated Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker  1

Blue Jay  2

American Crow  2

Black-capped Chickadee  6

Tufted Titmouse  3

kinglet sp.  1

White-breasted Nuthatch  3

Carolina Wren  3

European Starling  300

Eastern Bluebird  3

Hermit Thrush  1

American Robin  200

Cedar Waxwing  4

House Sparrow  2

American Goldfinch  2

Field Sparrow  1

White-crowned Sparrow  6

White-throated Sparrow  11

Song Sparrow  2

Swamp Sparrow  3

Eastern Towhee  1

Red-winged Blackbird  400

Common Grackle  150

blackbird sp.  100

Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S75194980

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

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