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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
https://ebird.org/checklist/S81844480

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:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S81850023
https://ebird.org/checklist/S81832476
https://ebird.org/checklist/S81839064




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
BV (Black Vulture)10:50:002Flying •developed
Notes: Jessup Switch Road. To the east past the cell tower.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:55:002Flying Adult•developed•forested
Notes: Jessup Switch Road. NE past the cell tower.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Flying Perched Adult•roadsides•stubble agriculture
Notes: On CR 25 Pumpkin Swamp Rd on a tree along the road 50 m NW. Flew.
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:15:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: CR 25 Pumpkin Swamp Rd. was blocked ahead by a tractor-trailer partly off the road blocking both lanes, so we had to turn around. To SSW.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:15:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: CR 25 Pumpkin Swamp Rd. was blocked ahead by a tractor-trailer partly off the road blocking both lanes, so we had to turn around. To SSW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Perched •forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Maloney Lane. 500 m NW in a tree.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:35:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Cross Road at road leading to Secure Center. In a tree 100 m NE.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:40:002Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: Junction of John Downey Lane and Maple Avenue. Flying together, West of us.
BV (Black Vulture)11:45:002Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Maple Avenue just south of Gurda Lane, to NW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:45:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Maple Avenue just south of Gurda Lane, to NW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:45:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Maple Avenue just south of Gurda Lane, to NW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Celery Ave. at Bialas Farm, to NW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Celery Ave. at Bialas Farm, to NW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Celery Ave. at Bialas Farm, to NW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:15:001Flying Perched Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Celery Ave. junction of paved and unpaved road.
BV (Black Vulture)12:25:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Cross Road at Cross Road and Goshen Secure Center - on the way back.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:40:003Flying Adult•dirt agriculture
Notes: At the beginning of Indiana Road, to NW.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:10:001Flying Perched LightAdultFemale•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Big Island Road. Initially perched on a tree NW 200 m -- we thought it a crow. Flew, and was obvious with a Black belly, single dark tail band, flew toward the western part of the fields off Indiana Road.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:15:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: On CR 6 Pulaski Hwy. just before Indiana Road, seen 100 m south in a tree, as we drove.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:15:001Perched LightAdultMale•dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: At the beginning of Indiana Road, perched on a tree, 700 m West. Darker chest and light belly, light tail.
AK (American Kestrel)13:25:001Flying Perched AdultMale•dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
Notes: At Pulaski Highway CR 6 and Morgiewicz Ln, 75 m West, landed on a wire almost above us.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:35:001Flying Perched LightAdultFemale•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
Notes: On Skinner's Lane, perched in a tree 75 m NE, flew to another tree to the East. Black belly, black terminal tail band dorsally with light dusky subterminal band, black line behind eye on white head.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:55:001Perched Immature•dirt agriculture
Notes: Pulaski Highway CR six and Sidoti Ln, perched on a wire 50 m to the West.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:00:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, in a tree 950 m SSE.
BE (Bald Eagle)14:00:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, in a tree 950 m SSE.
BE (Bald Eagle)14:00:001Flying Perched Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, flew south to a tree 950 m SSE with an adult BE. It then flew away and returned 15 minutes later. White-bellied.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:05:001Flying Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, in a tree 700 m East.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:10:001Flying Perched LightAdultFemale•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, in a tree 700 m East. Black Road heavy belly band.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:10:001Flying Perched LightAdultMale•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, flew in to a tree 700 m East, same tree as adult female. No dark belly, multiple tail bands with broader subterminal band. Both of them flew away when an adult landed on the same tree.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:20:001Flying Perched LightAdultMale•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, east of the field.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:20:001Flying Dark•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, chasing an RT which had just caught a vole, flew off to the NW until it could not be seen any longer.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:25:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, in a tree East of the field.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:35:002Flying Perched Dark•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, flew in from the West and landed in the field East. of us.
BE (Bald Eagle)14:40:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Glenwood Road, flying SW, with dark belly, white underwing-pits, whitish tail -- likely juvenile.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:50:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: Off Firehouse Lane, 350 m NW perched in a tree.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:55:001Soaring •forested•developed
Notes: On Liberty Corners Road, soaring to the SE.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:05:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Off Oil City Road in parking lot of Liberty Loop Trail, 700 m NE flying West.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:10:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At Winding Waters Trail parking lot, in a tree next to each other 270 m ENE.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:15:002Flying Adult•stubble agriculture•developed
Notes: On Gurda Ln, to NE together.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:20:001Soaring •forested
Notes: On Missionlands Road just south of junction with Gurda Lane, soaring over Puchuck Mountain to the SSE which is forested. We were in an area with dirt agriculture.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:30:001Light•dirt agriculture
Notes: On Missionlands Road just south of junction with Gurda Lane, far to the SW in a tree, then flew and landed in another tree further South. Needed scope to ID.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:50:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: Pine Island Turnpike, in a tree 100 m NE next to the Wallkill River.
BE (Bald Eagle)15:50:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: Pine Island Turnpike at the Wallkill River crossing, flying North to our NW.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)16:05:001Flying Perched Light•stubble agriculture•developed
Notes: At the beginning of Turtle Bay Road, flying, perched in a tree and flew away. Did not have a dark belly, had a light head.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:30:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: On Lynch Avenue, 1 Km ENE perched in a tree along the Wallkill River.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:45:001Perched Adult•developed•roadsides
Notes: On Pierce's Circle in a tree 50 m North.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:45:001Perched •forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Pierce's Circle 550 m NE in a tree.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:45:001Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: Onion Avenue 550 m East low 5 m up in a tree.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)17:30:001Perched •forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Celery Avenue (looking for SE), RT perched in a tree 850 m ESE.



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BV (Black Vulture)5
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)33
TV (Turkey Vulture)1
BE (Bald Eagle)5
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12
AK (American Kestrel)1
Total57