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RoutePine Island area, New York
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2020-12-27
Survey ID1041




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-12-27Start Time: 09:00:00End Time: 16:40:00
Temperature-4.4 (C)1 (C)
Cloud Cover0 (%)0 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)0: less than 1km/h (Calm)
Wind DirectionSW---
WaterOpenOpen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Ajit Antony
Observer 2Liza Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes There had been a 12 inch snowstorm on 12/16/20 but warmer weather thereafter melted the snow completely.\r\nAll distance measurements were made precisely using Google maps and the measuring tool.\r\nRivers and streams were flowing strongly, overflowing their banks with no ice. Water in fields had frozen.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:20:001Flying •dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: Pullout on Pumpkin Swamp Road CR 25. Being mobbed by crows, landed on the ground. 1 km West.
NH (Northern Harrier)09:20:002Flying •dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: Pullout on Pumpkin Swamp Road CR 25. Flew SE 500 m away.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:25:001Flying Perched Adult•dirt agriculture
Notes: Pullout on Pumpkin Swamp Road CR 25. On a pole 200 m NW. Plural flew away and returned 2 minutes later.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:25:001Flying Perched Adult•dirt agriculture
Notes: Pullout on Pumpkin Swamp Road CR 25. Heavily marked Eastern RT with very dark brown back almost black, dark head, belly band with light breast and belly, some white behind the head. On a pole 200 m NW. Flew away.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:50:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: Maloney Lane. Perched in a small tree 320 m North.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:15:001Flying Perched Immature•forested•green agriculture
Notes: Celery Avenue. Along sod farms. Perched in a bush 2 feet off the ground, flew off and landed on a pole. 240 m SSW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:25:001Perched •forested•green agriculture
Notes: Celery Avenue. Along sod farms. Perched in a tree across the Wallkill River 100 NNW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:35:001Flying Perched Adult•forested•green agriculture
Notes: Celery Avenue. Along sod farms. Called and flew into a tree along Wallkill River. 100 m NNW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:45:001Flying Perched •green agriculture
Notes: Cross Road, CR 42. Perched in a tree 50 m to the east, 18 m up.
BV (Black Vulture)10:45:001Flying •green agriculture
Notes: Cross Road, CR 42. Flew to the SE.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:50:001Perched •developed
Notes: Off Pulaski Highway close to Vidalia Ln. On a tree 100 m NNW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:15:001Soaring •green agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road. Soaring 1.5 km away to NNW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:20:001•green agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road. Perched in a tree 470 m To the West.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:25:001Perched •forested
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road. Perched in a tree 540 m NW bordering the fields. 30 minutes later it was still perched there. Basic IV with the white tail, black eyeline and a mustache mark on a white head.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Perched •dirt agriculture
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road. Perched in a field on the ground 440 m NE.
NH (Northern Harrier)11:35:001Perched Immature•green agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road. Flew past 100 m away and flew to the SE.
TV (Turkey Vulture)12:00:001Flying •stubble agriculture
Notes: On the way back on Indiana Road. Flying to the South past Mount Adam c. 3 km away.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:10:002Flying •dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: Junction of Mount Eve Road and Pulaski Highway. Flew past together to the West 50 m away from us.
TV (Turkey Vulture)12:15:002Soaring •dirt agriculture•green agriculture
Notes: At the beginning of Skinners Lane. 850 m NNE over the trees beyond the fields.
AK (American Kestrel)12:30:001Perched AdultMale•green agriculture
Notes: At the beginning of Skinners Lane. Perched on a pole 50 m NW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:25:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: At the S-curve of Skinners Lane. perched in a tree 350 m North.
CH (Cooper's Hawk)12:35:001Flying Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: On Iris Road. Perched in a tree 75 SW. Flew toward Wallkill River.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Flying Perched
Notes: On Iris Road perched in a tree 250 m SE along the road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:40:001Flying •green agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At the end of Iris Road before the bridge flew past and to the NE.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:45:002Flying •forested
Notes: At the end of Iris Road before the bridge. Over Mount Adam 3.5 km away, one was attacked by a corvid.
NH (Northern Harrier)12:50:001Flying Perched Immature•green agriculture
Notes: At the end of Iris Road before the bridge. Hunting and landed on the ground in sod farm 200 m WSW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Perched •green agriculture
Notes: Seen from the bridge, perched in a tree 1 km NW. In the trees beyond Sunflower Valley Farm.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:15:001Flying Immature•green agriculture
Notes: Skinners Lane. Sod farms. Flapping constantly high 500 m South. With an adult.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:15:001Flying Adult
Notes: Skinners Lane. Sod farms. Flapping constantly high 500 m South. With an immature.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:25:001•dirt agriculture•green agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Jados Lane off Pulaski Highway. Sitting on the ground 500 m NW, flew to the trees beyond.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:40:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: From a parking lot on Fire House Ln, off Pine Island Turnpike. In a tree at the far end of the field. 2 km North.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:50:001Perched •stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Wallkill River NWR. On a wire along Oil City Road as we drove to the parking lot, 10 m North.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:50:002Flying Adult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Wallkill River NWR. North 400 m, flew to the west together.
TV (Turkey Vulture)14:00:001Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
Notes: Wallkill River NWR. Flying south 3 km away to the SW.
BE (Bald Eagle)14:10:001Perched Adult•green agriculture•dirt agriculture
Notes: Missionlands Road south of Gurda Road, sod farms. Perched in a small tree 1.4 km West.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:15:001•dirt agriculture•green agriculture
Notes: Missionlands Road south of Gurda Road, sod farms. Perched in a small tree 400 m West.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:20:001Flying •stubble agriculture
Notes: Missionlands Road southern end, flying South.
CH (Cooper's Hawk)14:30:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: Missionlands Road North, junction with, Pine Island Turnpike flapping and gliding 50 m East.
NH (Northern Harrier)14:55:001Flying Immature•green agriculture
Notes: Flying over the fields of Sunflower Valley Farm, observed from CR 12. Subsequently go on an RT. in a tree. Sod farm.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:00:001Flying Perched Adult•green agriculture
Notes: Flying over the fields of Sunflower Valley Farm, observed from CR 12. Flew 100 m North and landed in a small tree, dove on by an immature NH but it kept its perch. Sod farm.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:10:001Flying •green agriculture
Notes: Turtle Bay, sod farm, flew to the West.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:25:001Flying Perched Adult•green agriculture
Notes: Pierce's Circle sitting on a wire 50 m NW, flushed when we drove past very slowly.
ML (Merlin)15:30:001Flying •stubble agriculture•developed
Notes: Onion Avenue, flew 35 m past us to the SE and flew SW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:40:001Flying •unspecified agriculture•developed
Notes: Onion Avenue. Corn fields not harvested.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:45:001Perched Immature•developed•stubble agriculture
Notes: Onion Avenue 100 m NW perched in a tree 15 m up.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:55:001Perched •developed
Notes: Pulaski Highway south of Cross Road, 50 m north perched in a tree.
SE (Short-eared Owl)16:35:001Flying Perched AdultMale•dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road just after sunset, flying, hunting and landing on the ground. Seen with binoculars and 20x 'scope. Very pale.
SE (Short-eared Owl)16:35:001Flying Adult•dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road just after sunset, flying. Seen with binoculars and 20x 'scope.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:25:001Perched •green agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
Notes: Celery Avenue. Perched on a tree across the Wallkill River NNW 75 m away.



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)32
NH (Northern Harrier)5
BV (Black Vulture)1
BE (Bald Eagle)6
TV (Turkey Vulture)4
AK (American Kestrel)1
CH (Cooper's Hawk)2
ML (Merlin)1
SE (Short-eared Owl)2
Total54