First off, the crane count at Haehnle moves back to Monday evenings starting next Monday, September 26th.
Today was a great day for bird species at Haehnle but not for Sandhill cranes – we found two cranes in the marsh around 5:30 and by the time we left at 6:30 no other cranes had come to Haehnle.
Butterflies were out most of the afternoon. Here’s what we had: Orange Sulphur, Viceroy, Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur, Eastern Tailed-blue, American Copper, Common Buckeye, Monarch, Silver-spotted Skipper, Pearl Crescent, Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary and Spicebush Swallowtail.
We also recorded 27 [human] visitors.
Compiler: Robyn Henise
Submitted by Robyn Henise
Species count- 36
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle (2 adults)
Broad-winged Hawk (we had a mini kettle of 21 birds – more than they recorded at Erie Metro Hawk watch today – they only had 3)
American Kestrel (catching dragonflies)