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RouteBlue Earth County--Southeast (1255)
Location Minnesota, United States
Survey date 2024-01-20
Survey ID1792

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2024-01-20Start Time: 08:20:00End Time: 10:40:00
Temperature-9 (C)-2 (C)
Cloud Cover0 (%)0 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)
Wind DirectionWSWWSW
Snow Depth1 (in)1 (in)
Observer 1Chad Heins
Observer 2Tilly Heins
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes It was a very cold and clear morning. There were lots of passerines feeding roadside: American Tree Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs, Horned Larks. There were very few raptors. An additional Bald Eagle and Rough-legged Hawk were seen after the survey was completed.

Survey Sightings

BE (Bald Eagle)08:25:001Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•dirt agriculture
ML (Merlin)08:50:001Perched AdultMale•dirt agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)10:35:001Perched LightImmatureMale•grassland•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:40:001Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)10:50:002Flying Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture•grassland•shrubland

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BE (Bald Eagle)1
ML (Merlin)1
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)3
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)1