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RouteBlack Dirt - Wallkill NY-NJ
Location New York / New Jersey, USA
Survey date 2021-01-19
Survey ID1066

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2021-01-19Start Time: 07:50:00End Time: 15:50:00
Temperature1 (C)4 (C)
Cloud Cover80 (%)95 (%)
Visibility15 (km)15 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)
Wind DirectionWW
WaterPartly frozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Steve Walter
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Observer 4
Notes Mostly cloudy, which I typically try to avoid. But the finding of a Ferruginous Hawk in the area, a few days earlier, dictated getting out there without much further delay. Also, colder weather in the long term forecast. Not especially cold on this day. Not especially windy, but enough to be felt at times. And it didn\'t seem to stimulate a lot of soaring, perhaps outweighed by the negative effect of the clouds. As a side note to only 3 Black Vultures being encountered in the survey area. Where I stopped to get breakfast, about 5 miles away, at least 12 BV\'s were sitting on rooftops in the shopping center.

Survey Sightings

NH (Northern Harrier)07:55:001Flying •unspecified agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)08:00:001Perched DarkImmature•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)08:05:001Perched
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)08:15:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•green agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)08:30:001Flying AdultMale•green agriculture
PG (Peregrine Falcon)08:35:001Perched Adult•roadsides•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•unspecified agriculture
CH (Cooper's Hawk)08:50:001Perched Immature•roadsides
PG (Peregrine Falcon)08:50:001Flying •roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)08:55:001•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)08:55:001Flying Adult•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:25:001Perched Immature•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:35:001Perched •unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:40:001Perched Adult•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:55:001Perched Adult•unspecified agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)10:00:001Perched AdultMale•unspecified agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)10:05:001Flying AdultMale•unspecified agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)10:10:001Perched AdultMale•unspecified agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:20:001Flying
FH (Ferruginous Hawk)10:40:001Perched Immature•unspecified agriculture
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:50:001Flying •unspecified agriculture
BV (Black Vulture)11:10:001Flying •unspecified agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)12:00:001Perched •unspecified agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)12:00:001Perched Male•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched •unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched •unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:10:001Perched •unspecified agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)12:15:001Perched Immature•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:20:001Flying •unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:20:001•unspecified agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)12:25:001Perched Male•unspecified agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:25:001Soaring LightImmature
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)12:30:001Perched Immature•developed•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:40:001Perched •unspecified agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:50:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)12:50:001Perched Adult•forested
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)12:50:001Immature•roadsides•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:50:001Perched Immature•roadsides•unspecified agriculture
TV (Turkey Vulture)12:55:006Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
NH (Northern Harrier)13:00:001Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:05:001Perched LightImmature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:10:002Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
TV (Turkey Vulture)13:20:001Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
CH (Cooper's Hawk)13:25:001Perched Immature•forested•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:25:001Flying
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:30:001Flying
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:30:001Perched Adult•forested
BV (Black Vulture)13:40:002Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
TV (Turkey Vulture)13:40:003Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
TV (Turkey Vulture)13:55:001Flying
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:05:002Flying
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:10:001Perched •unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:40:001Adult•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:55:001Perched Adult•unspecified agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)15:40:002Flying •unspecified agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:40:001Flying •unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:45:001Perched Adult•grassland

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
NH (Northern Harrier)9
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)5
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)26
PG (Peregrine Falcon)2
CH (Cooper's Hawk)2
BE (Bald Eagle)1
FH (Ferruginous Hawk)1
TV (Turkey Vulture)12
BV (Black Vulture)3
AK (American Kestrel)3
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)3