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RouteIA_Fremont-Mills (1230)
Location Iowa, United States
Survey date 2023-02-12
Survey ID1607

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2023-02-12Start Time: 10:40:00End Time: 14:10:00
Temperature7 (C)8 (C)
Cloud Cover18 (%)80 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionSWN
WaterMostly openMostly open
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Suzanne Gucciardo
Observer 2
Observer 3
Observer 4
NotesWarm spell resulted in open water in flowing channels and Missouri River. Shallow lakes along I-29 partly to mostly open if not dried out due to continuing drought conditions. Good weather conditions permitted plowing or disking of crop lands so many fields provided little cover for prey items. Early sun may have produced updrafts over bare fields before clouds moved in as many birds seen soaring to great heights.

Survey Sightings

RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:55:001Perched LightImmature•grassland•stubble agriculture•shrubland
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Soaring Immature•stubble agriculture•fallow agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:20:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:25:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•shrubland
BE (Bald Eagle)11:25:001Perched Immature•stubble agriculture•shrubland
BE (Bald Eagle)11:40:003Soaring Adult•stubble agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)11:40:001Flying Adult•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:45:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:45:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:50:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:55:003Soaring Adult•stubble agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)12:15:001Flying AdultFemale•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:30:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:40:002Soaring •stubble agriculture•forested
UB (Unknown Buteo)12:40:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)12:45:001Flying Immature•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:55:002Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:15:001Perched LightImmature•shrubland•stubble agriculture•roadsides
BE (Bald Eagle)13:20:003Soaring •stubble agriculture•dirt agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)13:25:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)13:30:001Perched AdultMale•stubble agriculture•dirt agriculture•roadsides
BE (Bald Eagle)13:30:003Soaring Adult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:35:001Perched •stubble agriculture•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:40:001Flying LightAdult•stubble agriculture•roadsides
AK (American Kestrel)13:55:001Flying AdultMale•roadsides•stubble agriculture

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13
BE (Bald Eagle)16
NH (Northern Harrier)2
UB (Unknown Buteo)1
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)1
AK (American Kestrel)2