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RouteBlack Dirt - Wallkill NY-NJ
Location New York / New Jersey, USA
Survey date 2020-01-29
Survey ID959

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-01-29Start Time: 08:30:00End Time: 15:00:00
Temperature-1 (C)4 (C)
Cloud Cover20 (%)0 (%)
Visibility15 (km)15 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)2: 6-11 km/h (4-7 mph)
Wind DirectionNNWNNW
WaterMostly openMostly open
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Steve Walter
Observer 2
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes Skies clearing out, seasonably cold. Breeze under 10 mph not bad for comfort and just right for a lot of soaring activity.

Survey Sightings

RT (Red-tailed Hawk)08:55:001Flying Adult
Notes: Numbers here are the image number from my camera, which I use to record GPS coordinates and verify entries. 4641.
CH (Cooper's Hawk)09:05:001Perched Immature
Notes: 4986. Sitting on ground in open field.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)09:15:001Flying LightImmature
Notes: 4642.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:15:001Perched Adult
Notes: 4643.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:25:001Flying Adult
Notes: 4644.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)09:30:001Flying Adult
Notes: 4645.
BV (Black Vulture)09:35:004Soaring
Notes: 4646.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:00:001Adult
Notes: 4647.
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:20:002
Notes: 4654.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:30:001Perched Adult
Notes: 4655.
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:30:001Soaring
Notes: 4656.
BV (Black Vulture)10:45:003Perched
Notes: 4672-4698. Sitting side by side on silo, and photographed.
NH (Northern Harrier)10:55:002Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: 4699-4705. At Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge Oil City Road parking area. Scanning site.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:55:002Flying
Notes: 4699-4705.
TV (Turkey Vulture)10:55:002Soaring
Notes: 4699-4705.
BE (Bald Eagle)10:55:001Soaring Immature
Notes: 4699-4705. Looking southeast toward Porchuk Mountain.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:10:001Perched •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: 4706.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:15:001Perched Immature
Notes: 4708-4708.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Perched Adult
Notes: 4709.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:25:001Flying Adult
Notes: 4710.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:30:001Flying Adult
Notes: 4711.4712
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:30:001Soaring
Notes: 4713.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:35:002Flying Adult
Notes: 4714.
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:40:0010Soaring •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: 4715. At Wallkill Wildlife Refuge Owens Station Road parking lot. Scanning site.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:40:001Soaring Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: 4715.
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:50:001Flying
Notes: 4792.
TV (Turkey Vulture)11:50:002Flying
Notes: 4793.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:001Flying Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: 4794-4835. Dark looking bird, possibly abieticola form.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:15:001Immature
Notes: 4836.
TV (Turkey Vulture)12:20:003Soaring
Notes: 4838.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:45:001Soaring Adult•green agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: 4859-4907. Near Wallkill River.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:45:001Soaring Immature•green agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: 4859-4907. Near Wallkill River.
TV (Turkey Vulture)12:55:001Soaring
Notes: 4939.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:15:001
Notes: 4940-4941.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:20:001
Notes: 4942.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:25:001Soaring
Notes: 4944.
SS (Sharp-shinned Hawk)12:00:001Flying
Notes: 4944.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:30:002Flying
Notes: 4955-4961.
GE (Golden Eagle)13:40:001Flying Immature•green agriculture
Notes: 4963-4977. Quite a surprise, as I've never seen one in this area before. Flying low over fields. But unfortunately, I couldn't chase it down for closer pictures than I got.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:50:001Perched Adult
Notes: 4978. Dark looking bird, possibly of the "abieticola" form.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:55:001Flying LightImmature•green agriculture
Notes: 4979-4980.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:00:001Soaring •green agriculture
Notes: 4981.
BV (Black Vulture)14:40:003Soaring
Notes: 4982.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:40:001Flying
Notes: 4982.
AK (American Kestrel)14:45:001Perched
Notes: 4983.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:45:001Flying DarkImmature
Notes: 4985.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:55:001Perched Adult
Notes: 4987.
BV (Black Vulture)15:00:002Perched
Notes: 4988.

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)26
CH (Cooper's Hawk)1
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)3
BV (Black Vulture)12
TV (Turkey Vulture)23
NH (Northern Harrier)2
BE (Bald Eagle)4
SS (Sharp-shinned Hawk)1
GE (Golden Eagle)1
AK (American Kestrel)1