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RouteDutchess County, NY
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2020-02-29
Survey ID1003

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-02-29Start Time: 09:10:00End Time: 13:20:00
Temperature-2.2 (C)-1.7 (C)
Cloud Cover100 (%)80 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)4: 20-28 km/h (13-18 mph)
Wind DirectionSWSW
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Liza Antony
Observer 2Ajit Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes This route generally is reliable for Golden Eagles which winter here. Many observers noted the presence of Golden Eagles in eBird. There are pheasant farms in this part of Dutchess County, a reliable source of food for the eagles.

Survey Sightings

RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:10:001Perched Adult•forested
Notes: 100 meters away to the north east. Bird was perched in a tree.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:30:002Flying Adult•forested
Notes: 50 m, seen in the north and flew west
BE (Bald Eagle)09:30:003Soaring Immature
Notes: Juvenile birds with dark belly and white armpits. One bird chased by a raven,seen to the north.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:30:002Soaring Adult
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:05:001Flying •forested
Notes: seen from Clove Rd.Bird was seen 150m north of observer, flying from west to east.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:25:001Soaring Adult
Notes: Seen from CR 24, soaring to the southeast, ~200m away
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:45:001Soaring Adult
Notes: Birds seen from Cumberland Farms parking lot on CR 22. soaring west ~300m
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:45:001Soaring
Notes: ~300m to the west over the ridge
BE (Bald Eagle)10:45:003Soaring Adult
Notes: soaring overhead going south,~300m away
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:001Perched •forested
Notes: Parked on the right side of Old Rte. 22 in Swamp River Public Fishing Stream. Bird seen 100m away, in a tree to the east.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:001Flying Adult•forested
Notes: Flying to the east, ~ 100m away
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:001Flying Adult•forested
Notes: Flying to the east, ~200m away
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:003Soaring
Notes: soaring to the southeast ~1000m
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:001Flying
Notes: flying to the southeast ~500m. Bird was hovering and kiting.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:15:001Soaring
Notes: Birds seen from Southern of 2 parking spots on Old Rte22 on the route.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:15:003Soaring Immature
Notes: Soaring to SE ~1000m, 2 first winter and 1 second year birds. A RT attached one bird
BE (Bald Eagle)11:15:003Soaring Adult
Notes: Soaring to SE ~1000m away
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:20:001Flying Adult•forested
Notes: 50m away, flying from east to west
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:45:001Perched Adult•other
Notes: Birded from the northern parking area on Old Rte. 22 . Bird in trees separating 2 fields. Bird seen in tree ~150m away to the south.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Soaring Adult
Notes: Seen from Lime Kiln Rd.~150m to north. Snow flurries
BE (Bald Eagle)12:25:001Perched Immature
Notes: Fields bordered by trees.~50 m, perched in tree to the south
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:25:001Soaring
Notes: Southeast ~200m away
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:002Flying
Notes: south~100m, seen from Maple lane. Houses and trees
TV (Turkey Vulture)13:05:003Soaring •unspecified agriculture
Notes: Birds seen from Benson Hill Rd. Birds seen ~150m away to the east and west.Fields and ridge
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:10:001Perched fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in tree to the NW, ~100m
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:10:002Soaring
Notes: west over the hills ~150m away. Seen from Benson Hill Rd.

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)25
BE (Bald Eagle)13
TV (Turkey Vulture)4