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RouteHudson River, Bear Mountain Bridge to Croton, New York
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2021-12-28
Survey ID1262

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2021-12-28Start Time: 09:20:00End Time: 15:50:00
Temperature5 (C)8 (C)
Cloud Cover40 (%)100 (%)
Visibility0.5 (km)6 (km)
Precipitation1: Haze or Fog1: Haze or Fog
Wind Speed2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionNWW
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Ajit Ivan Antony
Observer 2Liza Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes This is the lowest number of BE we have ever found on this route, probably because of an unseasonably warm winter to date with no freezing of lakes or the river, with no ice coming down the Hudson River from further north. There was not a single ice floe on the river. Lakes were open with no ice. Only very small ponds were frozen. Most locations where we usually see numbers of BE had none!
The wind started at Level 2 but within 0.5 hours there were beginning gusts at times to Level 4 on and off during the day. There was a haze all day with clear visibility only a little over a mile.

Survey Sightings

BE (Bald Eagle)09:25:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)09:25:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BV (Black Vulture)09:40:002Soaring •forested
TV (Turkey Vulture)09:40:001Soaring •forested
BE (Bald Eagle)09:55:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•developed
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:30:001Flying Soaring •forested
BV (Black Vulture)10:35:0017Soaring •forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:40:001Soaring Adult•forested
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:40:001Soaring •forested
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:50:002Flying •developed
BV (Black Vulture)11:15:004Flying Perched Adult•developed
BV (Black Vulture)11:15:001Flying Perched Immature•developed
BV (Black Vulture)11:25:001Flying Perched •forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:45:001Perched •forested•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:50:001Perched Adult•forested•developed
TV (Turkey Vulture)14:05:004Soaring •developed
BV (Black Vulture)14:10:001Perched •developed
BE (Bald Eagle)14:40:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)15:05:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)15:10:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)15:45:002Perched •forested•developed

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BE (Bald Eagle)8
BV (Black Vulture)26
TV (Turkey Vulture)9
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)3