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RoutePine Island area, New York
Location New York, USA
Survey date 2020-01-23
Survey ID957




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-01-23Start Time: 10:00:00End Time: 17:10:00
Temperature-2.2 (C)2.2 (C)
Cloud Cover100 (%)100 (%)
Visibility25 (km)25 (km)
Precipitation1: Haze or Fog1: Haze or Fog
Wind Speed0: less than 1km/h (Calm)0: less than 1km/h (Calm)
Wind Direction------
WaterOpenOpen
Snow Depth1 (in)1 (in)
Observer 1Ajit Antony
Observer 2Liza Antony
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes Fairly warm for this time of year. Ponds frozen, streams flowing.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:00:001Flying Perched Adult•fallow agriculture
Notes: At Jessup Switch Road. Perched in a tree 75 m to the NW.
BE (Bald Eagle)10:10:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: At Jessup Switch Road. Flew 150 m away from NE to SW.
BV (Black Vulture)10:10:004Flying Perched •developed
Notes: At Jessup Switch Road. Initially perched on a tower 200 m to the SE, then flew to the South.
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:10:001Flying •developed
Notes: At Jessup Switch Road. Seen flying flying 500 m to the SSE.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:00:001Flying Perched Light•dirt agriculture
Notes: At a small pullout on CR 25 just west of Jessup Switch Road. Perched in a tree WNW 565 m, dropped to the ground.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:05:001Perched
Notes: At a small pullout on CR 25 just west of Jessup Switch Road. Perched in a tree WNW 565 m away.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:05:001Perched Dark•dirt agriculture
Notes: At a small pullout on CR 25 just west of Jessup Switch Road. Perched in a tree WNW 565 m. Dark body clearly seen with 20-60x 'scope.
CH (Cooper's Hawk)10:30:001Perched Adult•developed
Notes: At Jessup Switch Road further north. Seen 75 m to the ENE perched in a tall tree, and did not move for 10 minutes. It had no white on its back. Paler nape seen.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:05:001Perched
Notes: At a small pullout on CR 25 just west of Jessup Switch Road. Perched in a tree WNW 565 m away.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:002Perched •stubble agriculture
Notes: On Maloney Lane. Seen 540 m away to the NNE sitting next to each other on a branch of a tree.
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:40:001Flying •developed
Notes: Flew West over Pulaski Hwy., Rte.6 c. 150 m away.
CH (Cooper's Hawk)11:45:001Perched Immature•developed
Notes: On Indiana Road, perched in a tree next to a house 100 m to the ENE, for 10 minutes.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:05:001Perched
Notes: Further along Indiana Road, personal tree 185 m to the ENE.
NH (Northern Harrier)12:10:001Flying AdultFemale•stubble agriculture
Notes: Further along Indiana Road, flying 500 m to the NNW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:20:001Perched Adult
Notes: Further along Indiana Road, perched in a tree to the West 500 m away.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)12:25:001LightAdultFemale•dirt agriculture
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road, seen hovering to the NE 1.5 km away. Single black terminal band, and white at the base of the tail.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:40:001Flying Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: On the way back at the first stop on Indiana Road, seen flying toward the north, 500 m away to the SE. White wingpits, dark belly and smooth trailing edge to wings, lightly and immature (juvenile).
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:55:001Flying Perched Immature•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Big Island Road, 375 m to the North.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:00:001Flying Perched Immature•developed
Notes: At Morgiewicz Lane and Rte. 6. Perched in a tree 35 m to the SE, next to a house, dropped into a field AgD.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:15:001Flying Perched Adult•green agriculture
Notes: The first pullout on the right on Skinners Tract. 400 m to the east, flew and perched in a tree.
BV (Black Vulture)14:30:0013Flying Perched •forested
Notes: At the junction of Rudinsky And Liberty Corners Roads. Perched in trees 75 m to the west, then flew to the south.
NH (Northern Harrier)14:40:001Flying Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At the parking lot of Wallkill River NWR-NY. Hunting 125 m to the north.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:40:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At the parking lot of Wallkill River NWR-NY. Seen to 250 m to the north perched in a tree.
NH (Northern Harrier)14:50:001Flying AdultFemale•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At the parking lot of Wallkill River NWR-NY. Hunting 400 m to the south (NJ).
TV (Turkey Vulture)14:50:001Soaring Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At the parking lot of Wallkill River NWR-NY. 1 km away soaring from SE to South.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:10:001Flying •stubble agriculture
Notes: At the south end of Missionlands Road. 250 m to the SE.
AK (American Kestrel)15:10:001Flying Perched AdultMale•stubble agriculture
Notes: On Missionlands Road. Initially perched 35 m to the NE, then flew and landed 15 m to the east.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:20:001Perched Adult•dirt agriculture
Notes: At the north end of Missionlands Road perched on a post 250 m to the NW.
NH (Northern Harrier)15:40:001Flying
Notes: Along a farm road on Pine Island Turf Nursery. Either an adult female/immature seen flying 200 m to the north.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:45:001•green agriculture
Notes: Allow a farm road on Pine Island Turf Nursery. Perched in a tree 765 m to the NW.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:55:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At the Camel Farm. Perched in a tree: 20 m to the south.
NH (Northern Harrier)15:55:001Flying AdultMale•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: At the "Camel Farm." Flying east, 175 m to the SE.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:15:001Perched •developed
Notes: On Breeze Hill Road, 95 m to the west, personal tree next to a house.
SE (Short-eared Owl)16:45:002Flying •stubble agriculture
Notes: At the end of Indiana Road. Seen flying 500 m away to the East, initially together, one was followed to the landed on the ground and was lost to view. Pale wings and body seen.
GO (Great Horned Owl)16:50:001•stubble agriculture
Notes: Heard to the West, hooting on-and-off for about 10 minutes.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:40:001Flying LightAdult•dirt agriculture
Notes: Flew from East to West across Rte.6 100 m away. We parked and watched it fly.



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16
BE (Bald Eagle)2
BV (Black Vulture)17
TV (Turkey Vulture)3
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)4
CH (Cooper's Hawk)2
NH (Northern Harrier)5
AK (American Kestrel)1
SE (Short-eared Owl)2
GO (Great Horned Owl)1
Total53