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RouteIA_Fremont-Mills (1230)
Location Iowa, United States
Survey date 2024-02-17
Survey ID1874

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2024-02-17Start Time: 09:50:00End Time: 15:30:00
Temperature3 (C)8 (C)
Cloud Cover0 (%)0 (%)
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 DirectionWW
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1lynn mauer
Observer 2paul mauer
Observer 3Robert Smith
Observer 4Bonnie Smith
Notes On return noticed birds soaring over interstate exit. A small borrow pond located .25 miles from Missouri River and 2.5 miles from this route provided about 25 eagles of varying ages. As many as 10 soaring at times, the rest perched in trees or on a thin sheet of ice. local residents indicated at times there had been as many as 50 early in February.

Survey Sightings

RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:05:002Flying •stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:10:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)10:20:001Soaring Immature•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:40:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:45:001Perched DarkAdult•stubble agriculture•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:55:002Flying Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:00:002Flying •stubble agriculture•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:05:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Perched Soaring •forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Soaring •forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:40:001Soaring •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:40:001Perched LightImmature•stubble agriculture•forested
AK (American Kestrel)12:00:001Perched •roadsides•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched •roadsides•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:05:001Perched •roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:10:001Perched •stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:10:001Perched •stubble agriculture
AK (American Kestrel)14:00:001Perched Female•roadsides•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)14:00:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)14:05:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
AK (American Kestrel)14:20:001Perched Male•roadsides•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:30:001Perched Light•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:40:002Soaring •forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:55:001Perched •stubble agriculture•grassland
AK (American Kestrel)15:10:001Perched Female•roadsides•stubble agriculture

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)21
BE (Bald Eagle)4
AK (American Kestrel)4