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RouteGoose Pond to WI River (1293)
Location Wisconsin, US
Survey date 2023-02-26
Survey ID1643

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2023-02-26Start Time: 09:00:00End Time: 13:50:00
Temperature-2 (C)1 (C)
Cloud Cover0 (%)2 (%)
Visibility40 (km)40 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)
Wind DirectionVariableESE
WaterMostly FrozenMostly Frozen
Snow Depth3 (in)2 (in)
Observer 1Jon Peacock
Observer 2Mike Myers
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes Beautiful day, but it took us 30 minutes to find our first hawk, and with almost no wind it took 2 more hours before we saw a soaring hawk. The raptor highlight was a handsome male NH. We only saw 5 BEs at the Columbia Power Plant -- far fewer than we found the 2 previous times we did the route -- but we made up for that at other locations. There were eagles at both of the 2 nests on our route. Non-raptor highlights included a coyote, a N. Shrike, 2 Snow Buntings, 2 male Bluebirds, and Horned Larks throughout most of the trip.

Survey Sightings

RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:30:001Perched LightAdult•roadsides•unspecified agriculture•developed
BE (Bald Eagle)09:35:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:35:001Light•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:40:001Perched Light•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:50:001Perched Light•stubble agriculture•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:00:001Perched Light•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:05:002Perched Light•stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)10:10:001Flying Perched Female•grassland
BE (Bald Eagle)10:15:002Flying Adult•unspecified agriculture•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)10:15:001Flying Immature•unspecified agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:20:001Perched Light•grassland•forested
NH (Northern Harrier)10:45:001Flying Perched AdultMale•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:30:001Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)11:35:003Flying Soaring Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)11:35:001Flying Soaring Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:40:001Soaring LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
SS (Sharp-shinned Hawk)11:50:001Flying AdultMale•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)12:00:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:05:001Perched Light•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:05:001Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:10:001Flying Soaring LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•shrubland
AK (American Kestrel)12:20:001Flying Perched AdultMale•unspecified agriculture•developed
BE (Bald Eagle)12:20:003Flying Soaring Adult•unspecified agriculture•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)12:20:002Flying Soaring Immature•unspecified agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:20:005Flying Soaring LightAdult•unspecified agriculture•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)13:00:001Flying Soaring Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)13:00:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)13:00:001Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:20:001Flying LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
AK (American Kestrel)13:30:001Flying Perched AdultMale•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:45:001Flying Perched LightAdult•unspecified agriculture•roadsides•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:45:001Perched Light•unspecified agriculture•roadsides•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:50:001Perched Light•stubble agriculture

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)21
BE (Bald Eagle)17
AK (American Kestrel)3
NH (Northern Harrier)1
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)1
SS (Sharp-shinned Hawk)1