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RouteEssex County, MA - Rte 2 (1157)
Location Massachusetts, USA
Survey date 2023-03-26
Survey ID1685

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2023-03-26Start Time: 06:30:00End Time: 14:10:00
Temperature4.4 (C)10 (C)
Cloud Cover100 (%)50 (%)
Visibility15 (km)15 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)4: 20-28 km/h (13-18 mph)
Wind DirectionWNWW
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Craig Jackson
Observer 2
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes I suspect at least 10 of the Turkey Vultures were migrating. Strong winds kept clouds moving, and cloud cover varied throughout the day. By 7:45 cloud cover was 10%. At 9:00 it was back to 85%

Survey Sightings

NH (Northern Harrier)06:45:001Flying Female•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•roadsides
TV (Turkey Vulture)08:35:001Flying •forested•developed•roadsides
TV (Turkey Vulture)08:45:002Flying •forested•grassland•fallow agriculture
TV (Turkey Vulture)09:00:002Flying •grassland•forested
TV (Turkey Vulture)09:40:001Flying •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:50:001Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•developed
UB (Unknown Buteo)09:55:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:50:001Soaring •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:30:006Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
TV (Turkey Vulture)13:00:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:10:001Flying •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
TV (Turkey Vulture)13:10:004Flying •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
NH (Northern Harrier)1
TV (Turkey Vulture)17
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)4
UB (Unknown Buteo)1