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RouteBlue Earth County--Southeast (1255)
Location Minnesota, United States
Survey date 2024-02-24
Survey ID1878

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2024-02-24Start Time: 08:40:00End Time: 11:00:00
Temperature-5 (C)4 (C)
Cloud Cover0 (%)0 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)4: 20-28 km/h (13-18 mph)
Wind DirectionSS
WaterMostly FrozenOpen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Chad J Heins
Observer 2
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes Buteos continue to be scarce with zero seen on this survey. Bald Eagles are already moving north and there was a large concentration on Perch Lake northeast of Mapleton, MN feeding on dead carp.

Survey Sightings

BE (Bald Eagle)09:00:002Perched Adult•dirt agriculture•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)09:15:001Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)09:20:001Soaring Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)09:25:001Flying Perched Adult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:25:001Flying Perched Immature•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:25:003Flying Perched •fallow agriculture•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:30:00138Flying Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
BE (Bald Eagle)09:45:002Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)09:45:001Flying Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)09:50:007Flying Soaring •stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
AK (American Kestrel)10:00:001Perched AdultMale•stubble agriculture•roadsides
BE (Bald Eagle)10:05:001Flying Adult•dirt agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:05:001Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:15:002Flying Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)10:55:002Flying Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•forested

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BE (Bald Eagle)163
AK (American Kestrel)1