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RouteWashington/Burt Nebraska
Location Nebraska, USA
Survey date 2020-01-20
Survey ID954




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-01-20Start Time: 09:50:00End Time: 16:40:00
Temperature-18 (C)-14 (C)
Cloud Cover0 (%)0 (%)
Visibility10 (km)10 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)0: less than 1km/h (Calm)
Wind DirectionNWVariable
WaterFrozenMostly Frozen
Snow Depth1 (in)1 (in)
Observer 1Jerry Toll
Observer 2Carol Schmid
Observer 3Don Paseka
Observer 4Janis Paseka
Notes Very slow first half of route despite good conditions. It was a cold day though. The second half, normally slower, was much more productive.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
BE (Bald Eagle)09:50:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:55:001Perched LightImmature•developed•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:05:001Perched Adult•developed•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:35:001Perched LightAdult•developed•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: calurus subspecies
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:55:001Perched LightImmature•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:05:002Flying LightAdult•stubble agriculture•developed•forested
Notes: Together. Both borealis subspecies
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Perched Adult•developed•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:35:001Perched DarkAdult•developed•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:15:001Perched LightAdult•forested•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:30:001Flying LightAdult•grassland•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:45:001Perched Light•grassland•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Flying LightAdult•grassland•forested
Notes: borealis subspecies
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:05:001Flying LightAdult•forested•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:10:001Perched •developed•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:10:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:15:001Perched LightAdult
BE (Bald Eagle)13:20:001Perched Adult•developed•stubble agriculture
Notes: Perched in a mature cottonwood tree
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:40:001Perched LightAdult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture•other
Notes: A farm pond , not part of riparian.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:55:001Flying Light•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:00:001Perched Dark•stubble agriculture•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)14:10:001Perched •stubble agriculture•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:20:001Perched •forested•developed•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:20:001Flying LightAdult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:20:002Flying DarkAdult•stubble agriculture
Notes: One RT was a light morph adult, the other was a dark morph of unknown age. They were distant and in about the same area but acting independent of one another.
BE (Bald Eagle)14:20:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:25:001Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture
Notes: This was a light morph adult harlans
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:45:001Flying LightAdult•stubble agriculture•developed•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:55:001Perched LightAdult•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:55:001Perched LightImmature•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:05:001Perched Light•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:05:001Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:10:002Flying Perched Light•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
Notes: Both light morphs seen together
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:20:001Perched LightAdult•stubble agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: borealis subspecies
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:35:001Perched Light•developed•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)15:35:001Perched Immature•developed•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:45:001Perched LightImmature•developed•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
CH (Cooper's Hawk)16:00:001Perched AdultMale•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:10:001Perched LightImmature•forested•developed•stubble agriculture•other
Notes: Hog confinement buildings
AK (American Kestrel)16:10:001Perched Male•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:15:001Perched LightImmature•developed•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:20:001Perched LightImmature•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:30:001Perched Dark•developed•forested
Notes: abandoned commercial area
AK (American Kestrel)16:30:001Flying Male•developed•forested•other
Notes: abandoned commercial area.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:40:001Perched LightAdult•developed•forested•stubble agriculture



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
BE (Bald Eagle)6
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)37
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)1
CH (Cooper's Hawk)1
AK (American Kestrel)2
Total47