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Location Illinois, USA
Survey date 2020-01-20
Survey ID955

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-01-20Start Time: 09:30:00End Time: 14:50:00
Temperature-9 (C)-6 (C)
Cloud Cover75 (%)65 (%)
Visibility10 (km)10 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionNWNW
WaterMostly FrozenMostly Frozen
Snow Depth4 (in)4 (in)
Observer 1lynn mauer
Observer 2paul mauer
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes Usual viewing spot at Henry Riverfront flooded. No birds identified from alternate location. Unusual that no Kestrels were seen. Recent cold weather and a layer of ice on the snow cover may contribute.

Survey Sightings

UR (Unknown Raptor)09:40:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: obstructed view, believed to be juvenile eagle or Rough Leg Hawk.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:55:001Perched Intermediate•fallow agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:10:001Perched Intermediate•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:20:001Perched Intermediate•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:20:001Perched •stubble agriculture•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)10:30:001Perched Adult•stubble agriculture•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)11:00:001Perched Adult•forested•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:001Perched Dark•forested•fallow agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Perched Intermediate•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:45:001Perched Immature•forested
Notes: 3rd or 4th year
BE (Bald Eagle)11:55:001Soaring Adult•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:55:001Flying Adult•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:05:001Soaring Immature•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: 1st or 2nd year
BE (Bald Eagle)12:10:001Perched Adult•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: Adult and Juvenile on same branch above road
BE (Bald Eagle)12:10:001Perched Immature•forested•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:05:001Perched Dark•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:20:001Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:25:001Perched Intermediate•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)13:45:001Perched Immature•developed•stubble agriculture
Notes: Juvenile perched in tree above farm house
BE (Bald Eagle)13:55:001Perched AdultMale•stubble agriculture
Notes: initially standing at edge of road. Flushed and immediately joined in flight by second. briefly coordinated joint circular flight pattern. First landed in initial spot, second landed in field about 100 feet away. Sex estimated by size.
BE (Bald Eagle)13:55:001Flying AdultFemale•stubble agriculture
Notes: on return trip an hour later female was in same location in field, male in nearby tree.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:55:001Flying Light•stubble agriculture•forested
Notes: While observing eagles this red tail flew past and landed in wooded area about a 1000 feet away.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:10:001Perched Intermediate•forested•stubble agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:10:001Perched Dark•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: Birds initially observed in trees about 100 feet apart in wooded strip observing different fields.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:30:001Perched Intermediate•stubble agriculture•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:35:001Perched Intermediate•stubble agriculture•forested

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
UR (Unknown Raptor)1
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11
BE (Bald Eagle)12
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)2