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RouteShawangunk Grasslands NWR and environs, New York
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2021-12-27
Survey ID1263




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2021-12-27Start Time: 12:30:00End Time: 16:10:00
Temperature0.6 (C)0 (C)
Cloud Cover100 (%)100 (%)
Visibility10 (km)10 (km)
Precipitation1: Haze or Fog1: Haze or Fog
Wind Speed0: less than 1km/h (Calm)0: less than 1km/h (Calm)
Wind Direction------
WaterOpenOpen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Ajit Ivan Antony
Observer 2Liza Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes 1 hour after we started there were light flurries which became light snow with fine sleet which cleared up an hour later.
The RL was in a most unusual location – on top of a pine tree next to the Wallkill River! We observed it with a 20x spotting scope as well as imaged it.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:25:001AdultMale•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:55:001Perched •forested•green agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:15:001Perched •fallow agriculture•green agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:20:001Perched •forested•green agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)14:05:001Perched Immature•grassland
NH (Northern Harrier)14:40:002Flying Immature•grassland
SE (Short-eared Owl)15:45:005Flying •grassland
NH (Northern Harrier)15:50:001Flying AdultMale•grassland



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)1
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)3
NH (Northern Harrier)4
SE (Short-eared Owl)5
Total13