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RouteWashington/Burt Nebraska
Location Nebraska, USA
Survey date 2021-01-22
Survey ID1073

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2021-01-22Start Time: 09:30:00End Time: 16:00:00
Temperature-7.2 (C)-3.8 (C)
Cloud Cover100 (%)85 (%)
Visibility8 (km)9 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)
Wind DirectionNN
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Jerry Toll
Observer 2Carol Schmid
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes overcast until about 2:45 then mostly cloudy. Of the redtails who could be aged, an amazing 19 were adults, 2 juveniles, and 7 could not be aged.

Survey Sightings

RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:10:001Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•developed
BE (Bald Eagle)10:25:002Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: Both soaring adults
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:001Perched DarkAdult•developed•stubble agriculture
Notes: calurus subspecies in farmyard
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:001Perched LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
Notes: calurus subspecies
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Perched LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•grassland
Notes: borealis subspecies
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:35:001Perched LightAdult•forested•grassland•developed
Notes: borealis subspecies
BE (Bald Eagle)12:00:002Perched •forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:10:001Flying LightAdult•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:15:001Flying LightAdult•stubble agriculture•forested•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:25:001Perched LightAdult•roadsides•stubble agriculture
Notes: borealis subspecies. on power pole alongside road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:35:001Perched LightAdult•developed•grassland
Notes: Perched on high voltage power towers
BE (Bald Eagle)12:40:003Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Standing on ice of Summit Lake. 2 adults and one subadult.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:45:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Perched LightAdult•forested•grassland
Notes: borealis subspecies
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:05:001Perched DarkImmature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•grassland•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:10:002Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
Notes: Both redtails perched and light morph
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:20:001Flying DarkAdult•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:25:002Perched LightAdult•grassland
Notes: Both light morph adults were first perched then flew form low perch to another low perch. Both borealis subspecies.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:35:001Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•dirt agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:40:001Flying LightImmature•forested•dirt agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:55:002Perched LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
Notes: Pair sitting side by side
BE (Bald Eagle)14:00:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:10:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:15:001Perched LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•grassland•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:15:003Flying •grassland
Notes: All were seen only briefly at a distance near one another.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:35:001Perched LightAdult•roadsides•developed•forested•grassland
Notes: perched on power pole roadside
BE (Bald Eagle)15:00:001Flying Adult•unspecified agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)15:15:0015Perched Adult•forested•animal agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: All sightings for this point is near a hog confinement facility. Not all of these adults were perched nor were all flying in next submission were subadults. I separated them by age to account accurately for ages of all. For this sighting and sighting# 2, only 4 eagles were flying, the remaining 23 were perched in the trees.
BE (Bald Eagle)15:15:008Flying Immature•animal agriculture•stubble agriculture•forested
Notes: See sighting #1 for explanation
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:15:001Flying LightAdult•animal agriculture•stubble agriculture•forested
Notes: This redtail was also attracted to the hog confinement area.
BE (Bald Eagle)15:30:003Perched Adult•forested•developed•animal agriculture
Notes: These Bald Eagles were seen 1.5 miles south of the hog confinement buildings in another wooded area near housing. 2 were perched and the third was flying.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:40:001Flying LightAdultMale•stubble agriculture•developed
Notes: Hunting just north of Hwy 91.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:50:001LightAdult•stubble agriculture•other
Notes: Standing on the ground in a terraced field

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)28
BE (Bald Eagle)36
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)1