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RouteIA Dysart Rd-Irvine Prairie-58thSt Extended Route
Location Iowa, USA
Survey date 2022-02-20
Survey ID1382

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2022-02-20Start Time: 13:40:00End Time: 14:50:00
Temperature12 (C)13 (C)
Cloud Cover10 (%)0 (%)
Visibility16 (km)6 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed4: 20-28 km/h (13-18 mph)3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)
Wind DirectionWSWW
WaterPartly frozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Candace Havely
Observer 2Mark Heisdorffer
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes Sunny day, uncharacteristically warm (55 degrees F) for February. A cold snap with ice and snow is forecasted for the next day, so it was interesting that in addition to seeing the most raptors on our survey for this route to date, we also saw some notable mammals out in the middle of the day. There was a herd of 15 deer out in a stubble field to the west of 11th Ave. and a medium sized possum was out foraging in a stubble field along 57th St. as well. No snow was present on the terrain, only snow drifts in the rural road ditches were present.

Survey Sightings

RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:40:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:50:002Soaring •grassland•animal agriculture•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)13:55:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:55:002Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:55:004Perched Immature•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:55:001Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)14:10:001Perched AdultMale•stubble agriculture•roadsides
AK (American Kestrel)14:10:001Perched AdultMale•stubble agriculture•roadsides
BE (Bald Eagle)14:30:001Soaring
AK (American Kestrel)14:40:001Perched AdultMale•roadsides•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)14:40:001Flying Adult•roadsides•stubble agriculture

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)3
BE (Bald Eagle)10
AK (American Kestrel)3