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RouteHudson River, Bear Mountain Bridge to Croton, New York
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2022-02-26
Survey ID1388




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2022-02-26Start Time: 09:50:00End Time: 15:40:00
Temperature-2.2 (C)2.2 (C)
Cloud Cover70 (%)20 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)
Wind DirectionWNWW
WaterMostly openMostly open
Snow Depth2 (in)2 (in)
Observer 1Ajit Antony
Observer 2Liza Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes There was almost no ice on the river, only a few pieces here and there as it was very warm the past week.
After my experience a month ago doing this survey when I left my clipboard with all the information on it at the penultimate stop, I was aware to pick up the clipboard and take it to the car at Croton Dam. However when I got to the last stop and went to enter the final weather data I could not find the clipboard again in the car. I surmised that I must have left it on top of the car in order to take out my car key and put my scope in the trunk. Sure enough when we went back it was exactly where we had parked! Talk of most of us most of the time life semi-automatically, without awareness.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
BE (Bald Eagle)09:55:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:05:002Flying Immature•developed•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:10:002Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:10:002Immature•forested
BV (Black Vulture)10:15:003Soaring
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:20:001Soaring
BE (Bald Eagle)10:30:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:40:001Perched •forested•developed•roadsides
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:40:001Flying •roadsides•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:45:002Flying •developed•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:45:002Flying Perched Adult•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:50:001Soaring Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:50:001Soaring
BV (Black Vulture)10:55:004Soaring
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:55:001Soaring
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:001Soaring
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:001Soaring Immature
BE (Bald Eagle)11:05:001Flying •other•developed
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•developed
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:002Soaring
BE (Bald Eagle)11:15:002Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:20:002Flying Perched Immature•developed
BE (Bald Eagle)11:25:001Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)11:25:001Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:35:001Soaring
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:40:001Soaring
BV (Black Vulture)11:45:001Soaring
BE (Bald Eagle)12:05:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)12:15:001Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)12:20:001Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)12:30:001Perched Immature•forested•roadsides
BE (Bald Eagle)12:40:001Perched Immature
BE (Bald Eagle)12:55:006Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)12:55:004Perched Immature•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)12:55:001Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:00:002Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:00:002Perched Immature
BE (Bald Eagle)13:10:002Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:10:001Perched Immature•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:35:001Perched Immature•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)13:50:002Flying Immature•grassland
BE (Bald Eagle)13:50:001Immature•grassland
AK (American Kestrel)13:55:001Flying Perched AdultMale•grassland
GO (Great Horned Owl)14:40:001Perched •forested
BE (Bald Eagle)14:45:001Soaring Immature
BE (Bald Eagle)14:50:002Flying Perched Adult•forested•developed
BV (Black Vulture)15:15:004Soaring
TV (Turkey Vulture)15:15:001Soaring



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BE (Bald Eagle)49
BV (Black Vulture)12
TV (Turkey Vulture)7
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)8
AK (American Kestrel)1
GO (Great Horned Owl)1
Total78