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RoutePine Island area, New York
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2021-02-17
Survey ID1116

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2021-02-17Start Time: 10:40:00End Time: 17:40:00
Temperature4 (C)0 (C)
Cloud Cover80 (%)85 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)0: less than 1km/h (Calm)
Wind DirectionNW---
WaterPartly frozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth8 (in)2 (in)
Observer 1Ajit Antony
Observer 2Liza Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes We did not go on Indiana Avenue as there was enough snow on the dirt farm road that we were concerned our sedan not be able to go through safely without getting stuck. There was no access to Cedar Swamp Road as there was a large pile of snow across the road. While we could go on Skinners Lane, again there was enough snow on Skinners Tract so that we could not bird there or on Iris Road.

We stayed late at the east end of Celery Avenue (which is close to Indiana Road where we usually observe for SE – had snow on it) until 10 minutes after sunset to find SE but were unsuccessful.

The first New York state sighting of Ferruginous Hawk was on January 16, 2021 and it had been seen almost daily until February 14, 2021. We did not see it today but Ken McDermott an excellent birder saw it

An immature GE which has been seen on and off in the area, but which we didn't see today was seen by 3 birders:

Survey Sightings

BV (Black Vulture)10:50:002Flying •developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:55:002Flying Adult•developed•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Flying Perched Adult•roadsides•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:15:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:15:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Perched •forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:35:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:40:002Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
BV (Black Vulture)11:45:002Soaring •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:45:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:45:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:15:001Flying Perched Immature•stubble agriculture
BV (Black Vulture)12:25:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:40:003Flying Adult•dirt agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:10:001Flying Perched LightAdultFemale•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:15:001Perched LightAdultMale•dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:15:001Perched •stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)13:25:001Flying Perched AdultMale•dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:35:001Flying Perched LightAdultFemale•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:55:001Perched Immature•dirt agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)14:00:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)14:00:001Flying Perched Immature•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:00:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:05:001Flying Perched •stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:10:001Flying Perched LightAdultFemale•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:10:001Flying Perched LightAdultMale•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:20:001Flying Perched LightAdultMale•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:20:001Flying Dark•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:25:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:35:002Flying Perched Dark•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)14:40:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:50:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:55:001Soaring •forested•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:05:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:10:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:15:002Flying Adult•stubble agriculture•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:20:001Soaring •forested
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:30:001Light•dirt agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)15:50:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:50:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)16:05:001Flying Perched Light•stubble agriculture•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:30:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:45:001Perched Adult•developed•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:45:001Perched •forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:45:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)17:30:001Perched •forested•stubble agriculture

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BV (Black Vulture)5
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)33
BE (Bald Eagle)5
TV (Turkey Vulture)1
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12
AK (American Kestrel)1