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RouteHudson River, Bear Mountain Bridge to Croton, New York
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2022-01-31
Survey ID1348

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2022-01-31Start Time: 09:20:00End Time: 17:10:00
Temperature0 (C)0 (C)
Cloud Cover85 (%)35 (%)
Visibility8 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation1: Haze or Fog0: None
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)0: less than 1km/h (Calm)
Wind DirectionW---
WaterMostly FrozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth5 (in)5 (in)
Observer 1Ajit Antony
Observer 2Liza Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes All perched birds distances were measured using Google Maps and satellite view, either exactly or estimated (e.g. when in the middle of the Hudson River.

26 Eagles were seen Southeast on the Hudson River ice from Steamboat Dock in Verplanck. When we got to the next spot George's Island we did not count any BE far to the west that we might have seen from Steamboat Dock, counting only BE more which East which would have be shadowed visually by the bulk of Montrose Point.
Also the large number of BE seen Southeast on the Hudson River from George's Island could not have been seen from Steamboat Dock as the Hudson River veers Southeast looking southward.
They would also not have been seen at Croton Point. In fact we saw no BE on our walk up the trail south of the campground on the Hudson River that we could see to our South. From here we could not see the Hudson River to the West where the large number of BE were seen earlier. At the large parking lot south of the Nature Center we could see a part of the Hudson River but devoid of any BE there.

At the last stop on Croton Dam Road I went to end my checklist and add weather conditions and couldn't find it anywhere in the car. I realized I must have left it at the Croton Dam and fortunately it was where I left it.

Survey Sightings

BE (Bald Eagle)09:20:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)09:25:002Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:30:002Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:55:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:55:004Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:00:002Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:00:001Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:00:001Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:20:001Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:35:002Flying Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:40:002Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)10:45:004Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:50:002Flying Adult•developed•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:001Flying Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:002Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:001Perched •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:002Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:003Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:002Perched •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Perched
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BV (Black Vulture)11:10:0010Soaring
BE (Bald Eagle)11:15:002Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:20:0026Flying Perched
BE (Bald Eagle)11:25:001Perched Immature
BE (Bald Eagle)11:25:001Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:35:004Flying Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:45:002Perched •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:45:006Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:45:001Perched Adult•developed•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:45:001Flying Adult•forested•developed
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:45:002Flying Perched
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:45:001Flying •developed•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)11:50:001Immature
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:50:001Flying •forested
ML (Merlin)12:00:001Flying Perched •developed•roadsides
BE (Bald Eagle)12:10:0010Flying Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)12:10:002Flying Adult
BE (Bald Eagle)12:10:001Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)12:15:004Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)12:25:0045Perched
BE (Bald Eagle)12:25:001Flying Adult
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)12:30:001Flying Perched Adult•developed•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)12:50:001Flying •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:05:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)13:20:002Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:55:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)14:10:001Flying Adult•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)14:10:001Flying Immature
NH (Northern Harrier)14:10:001Flying Immature•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:30:001Perched •forested•developed•roadsides
BE (Bald Eagle)15:05:001Immature
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:40:001Soaring •forested•developed
BE (Bald Eagle)15:50:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)16:05:001Perched Immature
BE (Bald Eagle)16:10:001•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)17:05:001Perched Immature•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)17:05:001Flying Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BE (Bald Eagle)159
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)4
BV (Black Vulture)10
TV (Turkey Vulture)4
ML (Merlin)1
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)1
NH (Northern Harrier)1