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RouteWashington/Burt Nebraska
Location Nebraska, USA
Survey date 2020-12-28
Survey ID1042




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-12-28Start Time: 10:20:00End Time: 16:00:00
Temperature-4.44 (C)-1.66 (C)
Cloud Cover100 (%)20 (%)
Visibility10 (km)010 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionNWN
WaterFrozenFrozen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Jerry Toll
Observer 2Carol Schmid
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
PR (Prairie Falcon)10:50:001Perched •forested•developed•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:55:001Perched LightAdult•developed
Notes: Commercial/Farm structure
BE (Bald Eagle)11:05:001Soaring Adult•developed•stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)11:10:001Perched •developed•unspecified agriculture
Notes: On power line
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Perched •developed•stubble agriculture
Notes: ON power pole
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:45:001Perched •forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:50:002Perched LightAdult•forested•unspecified agriculture•developed
Notes: Both raptors perched, light morph and adults
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:55:001Soaring LightAdultFemale•stubble agriculture
Notes: Foraging over corn stubble field
BE (Bald Eagle)12:00:002Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: Passing over same field as Roughleg
SS (Sharp-shinned Hawk)12:00:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: Foraging over same field as roughleg in different section
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:15:001Perched LightAdult•developed
Notes: Perched in the middle of a cattle feedlot
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:30:001Perched •unspecified agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:30:001Flying •unspecified agriculture
UB (Unknown Buteo)12:30:001Perched •developed•stubble agriculture
Notes: Perched on a fencepost more than a mile away. Could not see enough detail with optics present.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:45:001Perched LightAdult•developed•grassland•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:50:001Perched Immature•developed•unspecified agriculture
Notes: on power pole
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:55:001Perched LightAdultFemale•developed•grassland
Notes: Sitting in a small tree along the road. The second Roughleg tried to take perch and they locked talons briefly. some photos taken.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:55:001Flying LightAdultMale•developed•grassland
Notes: See notes of sighting #1. He tried twice to dislodge the female from her perch but she kept possession. Both flew off probably because of my close proximity.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Perched LightImmature•forested•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:35:001Perched LightAdult•developed•stubble agriculture•forested
Notes: on power pole
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:50:001Perched LightImmature•unspecified agriculture•developed
Notes: On low perch
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:05:002Flying Light•grassland
Notes: Possible cooperative foraging. One flying high, the other flying lower in close geographical proximity. Both light morph and flying.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:15:001Perched Light•forested•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:55:002Perched LightAdult•developed•stubble agriculture•unspecified agriculture
Notes: Each sitting on adjacent power poles. both light morph adults and B. j. borealis subspecies.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:05:001Perched LightAdult•developed•forested•grassland
BE (Bald Eagle)15:20:003Flying Immature•forested•developed•unspecified agriculture
Notes: All eagles in the air. 2 were in second basic plumage. Third unknown. Very close to a hog confinement enterprise that attracts scavenging.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:25:001Perched LightAdult•developed•unspecified agriculture
Notes: On power pole near hog confinement that attracts scavengers.
BE (Bald Eagle)15:25:001Perched Adult•forested•unspecified agriculture•developed
Notes: Perched in woods near hog confinement that attracts scavengers.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:30:001Perched LightAdult•forested•unspecified agriculture•developed
Notes: Perched in cottonwood near hog confinement that attracts scavengers. B. j. calurus subspecies
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:35:001Perched LightAdult•developed•unspecified agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: Different raptor from previous sighting. This one is a B. j. borealis subspecies. Previous one was a B. j. calurus. Still near the hog confinement. Perched on a power pole.
AK (American Kestrel)15:40:001Perched Male•developed•unspecified agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: Sitting on powerline.
BE (Bald Eagle)15:50:005Perched Adult•forested•stubble agriculture•developed
Notes: First 2 were seen perched in a dead cottonwood. They were then joined by 2 more briefly then one went down to a row of riparian trees where the 5th one was seen. I suspect there was a carcass there there but it was not seen.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:00:001Perched LightAdult•developed•forested•grassland
Notes: On powerpole along 4 lane highway at end of survey route



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
PR (Prairie Falcon)1
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)19
BE (Bald Eagle)12
AK (American Kestrel)2
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)7
SS (Sharp-shinned Hawk)1
UB (Unknown Buteo)1
Total43