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RouteRichland County GOEA route E
Location Wisconsin, USA
Survey date 2020-12-21
Survey ID1037

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-12-21Start Time: 12:40:00End Time: 14:30:00
Temperature4.4 (C)4.4 (C)
Cloud Cover100 (%)100 (%)
Visibility0 (km)0 (km)
Precipitation0: None2: Drizzle
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionWW
WaterPartly frozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1David Moffat
Observer 2Ann Moffat
Observer 3
Observer 4
NotesIt was a blustery day. The wind was gusting much stronger in some places than others. Overcast skies eventually produced mixed precipitation.

Survey Sightings

BE (Bald Eagle)12:45:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Adult in a tree by a creek.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:45:001Perched LightAdult•grassland
Notes: Perched on a powerline.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:50:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched in a tree.
AK (American Kestrel)12:50:001Perched AdultMale•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched on a powerline.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:55:002Soaring Adult•forested•fallow agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)12:55:001Perched AdultMale•forested•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched on a powerline.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:05:001Soaring LightAdult•forested
Notes: Soaring over the hills.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:10:002Soaring Adult•dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:10:001Flying Perched LightAdult•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:15:001Flying Perched LightAdult•grassland
AK (American Kestrel)13:25:001Flying Perched AdultFemale•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:30:001Flying Perched DarkAdult•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)13:35:001Soaring Immature•grassland•fallow agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)13:35:001Perched Adult•grassland•fallow agriculture
Notes: Perched on a powerline.
GE (Golden Eagle)13:50:001Soaring Adult•forested
Notes: This eagle was always alone. The pair on Marble Quarry Rd. was always together. The pair had noticeable white patches at the wrists, while the lone eagle didn't. We're confident that we didn't double-count a bird. Pictures here:
AK (American Kestrel)14:10:001Perched Adult•fallow agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:15:001Perched LightAdult•grassland•forested
GE (Golden Eagle)14:25:002Soaring Immature•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: We watched a pair soaring together for 10-15 minutes. Pictures here:
BE (Bald Eagle)14:30:001Perched Soaring Adult•forested•fallow agriculture

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BE (Bald Eagle)8
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)4
AK (American Kestrel)5
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)2
GE (Golden Eagle)3