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RouteSW Ringgold Co Iowa (1053)
Location Iowa, USA
Survey date 2024-02-10
Survey ID1842

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2024-02-10Start Time: 09:00:00End Time: 12:40:00
Temperature0 (C)3 (C)
Cloud Cover5 (%)75 (%)
Visibility0 (km)
Precipitation0: None
Wind Speed0: less than 1km/h (Calm)3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)
Wind DirectionNWNW
WaterPartly frozenMostly open
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Veronica Mecko
Observer 2Elizabeth Keenan
Observer 3Brian Terrell
Observer 4
Notes Rivers had open water, however, small lakes were mostly covered with ice.

A bridge was out and road closed on 290th that runs parallel to US Hwy 169. We made a mile detour south and west and were able to pick up the route on the west side of the bridge.

Survey Sightings

BE (Bald Eagle)09:10:001Soaring Adult•fallow agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:10:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•fallow agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)09:15:002Perched Adult•stubble agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)09:15:001Flying AdultMale•stubble agriculture•shrubland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)09:20:001Flying Light•animal agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:25:001Flying LightAdult•animal agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)09:35:001Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)09:35:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:40:001Flying Immature•forested•animal agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)09:40:001Flying Adult•forested•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:40:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)09:45:001Flying Perched Dark•roadsides•grassland
AK (American Kestrel)09:50:001Perched •roadsides•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:55:001Flying Perched Adult•roadsides•stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)10:10:001Perched •roadsides
AK (American Kestrel)10:10:001Perched Male•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:10:001Flying Perched LightAdult•roadsides•stubble agriculture•animal agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:15:001Perched •forested
NH (Northern Harrier)10:35:001Flying •animal agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)10:40:001Perched •developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:40:001Flying Perched LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)10:50:001Perched Male•roadsides•hayfields
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Flying Perched LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•grassland
SS (Sharp-shinned Hawk)11:15:001Flying Soaring •roadsides•shrubland•animal agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:001Soaring Immature•forested•shrubland•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:30:001Flying Light•unspecified agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:35:001Flying Adult•animal agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:40:001Flying Light•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:45:001Flying Perched Adult•roadsides•stubble agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)11:55:001Flying •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Flying Perched Immature•roadsides
AK (American Kestrel)12:05:001Flying Female•animal agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:10:002Perched Adult•unspecified agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:10:001Flying Perched Adult•animal agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:15:001Flying Light•grassland•shrubland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:15:001Flying Perched Immature•unspecified agriculture•roadsides•developed
AK (American Kestrel)12:30:001Perched Female•roadsides•animal agriculture
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)12:30:001Flying Perched Adult•forested•stubble agriculture•developed

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BE (Bald Eagle)11
NH (Northern Harrier)3
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)5
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12
AK (American Kestrel)7
SS (Sharp-shinned Hawk)1
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)1