Common Crane returns to Mormon Lake

John Coons

Brian Hofstetter spotted the Common Crane at Mormon Lake yesterday, 9 May. This is, undoubtedly, the same individual that was present in the spring and summer of 2017 and 2019. The bird was visible from the now-paved obvious pull out/parking area on the NW side of the lake which is listed in eBird as the 'Stakeout Common Crane" site. It was a long way off at 3:45 pm and required a scope. Great find, Brian.

There is a good article by Joe Crouse on the site on the history of this bird and other valuable information: