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RouteDodge County NE
Location Nebraska, USA
Survey date 2021-01-17
Survey ID1065




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2021-01-17Start Time: 10:00:00End Time: 14:00:00
Temperature0 (C)3 (C)
Cloud Cover5 (%)50 (%)
Visibility5 (km)5 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionNWNW
WaterPartly frozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth2 (in)2 (in)
Observer 1Don Paseka
Observer 2Janis Paseka
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes During the previous week,there had been a winter storm. There was not much snow accumulation, but there was a lot of wind. We wondered if there was a correlation between last week\'s weather and the low numbers of raptors on the survey.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:10:001Perched LightAdult•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:05:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Perched Light•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Flying LightAdult•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Flying Perched LightAdult•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:15:001Flying •forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:001Flying •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:001Perched LightAdult•forested•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Perched Light•forested•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Soaring •forested
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:25:001Flying DarkAdult•stubble agriculture•developed
Notes: dark bird, kiting and flying low over corn stalks
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:30:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:35:001Flying Adult•developed•stubble agriculture
ML (Merlin)12:40:001Flying Perched IntermediateAdultMale•stubble agriculture
Notes: Taiga bird sat on corn stalk and repeatedly made short flights low over the corn stubble
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:40:001Flying LightAdult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Soaring LightAdult•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Soaring DarkAdult•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Flying LightAdult•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)13:00:001Soaring Adult•forested•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:05:001Soaring Adult•stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)13:10:001Flying Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:25:001Perched •forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:30:001Flying Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture
Notes: sitting on power line
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:50:001Perched LightAdult•developed
Notes: perched in branches overhanging a hog shed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:50:001Flying Immature•developed



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)18
BE (Bald Eagle)2
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)3
ML (Merlin)1
AK (American Kestrel)1
Total25