And there are more….

Crane update… it appears we have cranes flocking in to the refuge daily now. A ballpark estimate is between 4-5,000 cranes are on the MV refuge. There are also around 1,000 geese. Most of the birds are using hwy pullout areas (8S and Hwy 15) and Spring creek pond (the last pond) on the Auto tour route. Numerous raptors are out and about and at least 2 bald eagles in 8s farm field.
Refuge staff are doing a great job at getting the grain mowed and appears to be done with the second mowing of the grain.