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RouteEssex County, MA - Rte 2 (1157)
Location Massachusetts, USA
Survey date 2023-12-01
Survey ID1695

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2023-12-01Start Time: 12:00:00End Time: 12:00:00
Temperature5 (C)12 (C)
Cloud Cover10 (%)100 (%)
Visibility10 (km)10 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)
Wind DirectionSWSSW
WaterMostly FrozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Craig Jackson
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Observer 3
Observer 4
NotesCould not get this done earlier in November. Done during deer and duck hunting season. First raptor seen at 8:15 AM, although I started at 6:30 AM. Could presence of hunters had some effect on scarcity of birds earlier in the morning? I'll do the next one on Sunday (when hunting is forbidden) to see if there is a difference. Standing water was frozen; streams and rivers flowing

Survey Sightings

NH (Northern Harrier)08:15:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:30:001Perched Immature•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:55:001Flying •forested•shrubland•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:25:001Perched •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
UB (Unknown Buteo)13:00:001Perched •forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:35:001Flying •forested•other

Survey totals by species

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