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RouteSW Ringgold Co Iowa
Location Iowa, USA
Survey date 2022-01-17
Survey ID1317




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2022-01-17Start Time: 09:10:00End Time: 13:40:00
Temperature-3 (C)0 (C)
Cloud Cover90 (%)85 (%)
Visibility10 (km)10 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionEN
WaterFrozenFrozen
Snow Depth6 (in)6 (in)
Observer 1Veronica Mecko
Observer 2Elizabeth Keenan
Observer 3Sophie Ryan
Observer 4
Notes The morning was mostly cloudy with only intermittent patches of sunlight and therefore, the raptors were mostly perched. Notably absent were northern harriers; at least 1 northern harrier has been observed in surveys in all other years.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:20:001Perched LightImmature•stubble agriculture•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:20:001Flying DarkAdult•stubble agriculture•shrubland
BE (Bald Eagle)09:25:001Perched Immature•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:35:001Perched Dark•shrubland
UE (Unknown Eagle)09:40:001Perched •shrubland•forested
UR (Unknown Raptor)09:45:001Perched •grassland
UR (Unknown Raptor)09:55:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•unspecified agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:00:001Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•shrubland•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:10:002Perched Light•shrubland•unspecified agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:20:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:20:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:20:001Flying Dark•stubble agriculture•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:25:001Perched Immature•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:30:001Perched •fallow agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:35:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•shrubland
BE (Bald Eagle)10:35:001Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:40:001Perched Dark•other•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:45:002Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:50:001Flying •animal agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:001Perched •animal agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:05:001Perched Light•animal agriculture•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:05:001Perched LightAdult•animal agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Perched Immature•grassland•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:15:001Perched LightAdult•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:001Flying LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•unspecified agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:30:001Perched Light•grassland•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Perched Adult•forested
AK (American Kestrel)11:35:001Perched Male•roadsides•grassland
BE (Bald Eagle)11:40:001Perched Immature•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:40:001Flying Light•stubble agriculture
UR (Unknown Raptor)11:45:001Perched •forested•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:50:001Perched LightAdult•animal agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)12:00:001Perched Male•roadsides•shrubland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:05:001Perched DarkAdult•animal agriculture•shrubland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:10:001Perched •animal agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:20:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•shrubland•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:25:003Perched Immature•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:25:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:25:001Perched Adult•forested•roadsides•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:35:001Flying Light•animal agriculture
UR (Unknown Raptor)12:35:001Perched •animal agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:40:001Perched •grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:45:001Perched Adult•animal agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:45:001Perched Immature•animal agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:50:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:50:001Perched Dark•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Perched LightAdult•animal agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)13:15:001Perched Adult•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:20:001Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:30:001Perched •developed•forested•grassland



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)28
BE (Bald Eagle)14
UE (Unknown Eagle)1
UR (Unknown Raptor)4
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)6
AK (American Kestrel)2
Total55