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RoutePine Island area, New York
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2020-02-28
Survey ID1001




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-02-28Start Time: 10:30:00End Time: 18:00:00
Temperature0 (C)1 (C)
Cloud Cover60 (%)10 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation1: Haze or Fog1: Haze or Fog
Wind Speed5: 29-38 km/h (19-24 mph)4: 20-28 km/h (13-18 mph)
Wind DirectionNWSW
WaterOpenOpen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Ajit Antony
Observer 2Liza Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes The day before, the forecast had called for winds at c. 16 km/h. However the day of the survey, the winds were much stronger. We would have called off the survey because of the high winds, except that we could not perform the survey any other day in February as we were scheduled to do another survey at another location on 29 February. We had been away for 10 days prior to this, so could not schedule it sooner. The survey actually finished at 6:15 PM, though I\'m not given a choice beyond 6 PM on the online form.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:30:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: At Jessup Switch Road. 200 m north.
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:35:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: At Jessup Switch Road. 500 m northwest, flew North.
BV (Black Vulture)10:40:003Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: At Jessup Switch Road. 750 m east.
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:55:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: At a pullout off CR 25. 750 m to the west.
NH (Northern Harrier)11:05:001Flying AdultFemale•stubble agriculture
Notes: At a pullout off CR 25. 500 m WNW.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:15:001Flying LightAdultFemale•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Maloney Lane, off CR 6 (Pulaski Highway). 500 m NW. Hovering. Single black sub terminal tail band (with binoculars).
BV (Black Vulture)11:55:001Flying •other
Notes: On CR 6 (Pulaski Highway). Directly over the road going north.
TV (Turkey Vulture)12:20:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: At the junction of Indiana Road and Maple Avenue. 1.5 km NE.
TV (Turkey Vulture)12:30:001Flying •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Indiana Road, just south of Black Dirt Squadron. 1 km NE, actually flapping, flying north.
TV (Turkey Vulture)12:35:002Soaring •forested
Notes: On Mount Eve Road. 1 km to the SE, over Mount Eve.
NH (Northern Harrier)12:50:001Flying AdultMale
Notes: On Big Island Road at the junction of Micks Lane and Bark Place. 300 m NW flying over fields.
TV (Turkey Vulture)13:20:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Skinner's Lane. 50 m west.
TV (Turkey Vulture)14:25:002Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At Wallkill River NWR (New York) platform. Soaring over the ridge 1.5 km to the SE.
TV (Turkey Vulture)14:25:001Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At Wallkill River NWR (New York) platform. 1 km NNE.
NH (Northern Harrier)14:25:001Flying •grassland
Notes: At Wallkill River NWR (New York) platform. 200 m north, either an adult female or an immature flying over the marsh.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:35:001Perched •green agriculture
Notes: Our Missionlands Road. 250 m west in a small tree.
TV (Turkey Vulture)15:00:001Flying •green agriculture
Notes: On Pine Island Turf Nursery. Flew north 20 m in front of us.
NH (Northern Harrier)15:05:001Flying •forested
Notes: At Pine Island Turf Nursery. Either an adult female or immature. 300 m WNW flying over treetops beyond the Wallkill River.
TV (Turkey Vulture)15:25:001Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: On a pullout off CR 62. Overlooking the "Camel Farm." 500 m south.
TV (Turkey Vulture)15:25:001Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: On a pullout off CR 62. Overlooking the "Camel Farm." 1 km south.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:30:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: On a pullout off CR 62. Overlooking the "Camel Farm." 300 m south.
TV (Turkey Vulture)15:30:001Soaring •developed
Notes: On CR 12. 500 m west.
TV (Turkey Vulture)15:35:002Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Turtle Bay Road. 600 m SSW, flew South.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:40:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Turtle Bay Road. 300 m, flew west directly above us.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:45:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Turtle Bay Road. 100 m south in a small tree.
TV (Turkey Vulture)15:45:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Turtle Bay Road. 100 m south.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:50:001Perched Adult•developed
Notes: On Breeze Hill Road, in a tree along the road. 100 m NE.
TV (Turkey Vulture)15:55:001Soaring
Notes: On Lynch Avenue. 200 m East.
TV (Turkey Vulture)16:00:003Soaring •other
Notes: On Onion Avenue, just off CR 12. 250 m NE.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:10:001Flying Perched •developed
Notes: On Cross Road. 10 m NW, flew away NE.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:15:001Perched •developed
Notes: On Cross Road. 10 m east, on a pole.
SE (Short-eared Owl)17:40:001Flying •dirt agriculture
Notes: On Indiana Road beyond Maple Avenue. 2 km to the SE. Seen flying over fields for about one minute.



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
TV (Turkey Vulture)22
BV (Black Vulture)4
NH (Northern Harrier)4
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)1
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)7
SE (Short-eared Owl)1
Total39