A Winter Wren, Northern Shrike, and the ice on Mud Lake: we got the hint. This will be our last crane count at Haehnle Sanctuary for this year.
Two cranes did land in the marsh and lots were seen moving in the area to the north and north west this afternoon. The Northern Shrike returned again and there were lots of ducks moving about. Some gathered on the ice and some found the last remaining liquid water available in Mud lake Marsh.
Remember Haehnle remains a vibrant habitat all year long, so come and visit through the winter and into next crane season.
Crane counters: Gart Siegrist, Don Henise, Robyn Hensie, Steve Jerant, Ross Green (not shown)
You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at http://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count
Crane counters: Don Henise, Robyn Henise, RossGreen, and Gary Siegrist
Compiler: Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant
American Black Duck