Date: 2/26/17 7:08 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, February 26, 2017 21 Raptors First Osprey
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 26, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 2 2 2
Turkey Vulture 18 36 36
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Total: 21 41 41


Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers:


Weather:
Partly cloudy; 30-43 degrees; excellent visibility; brisk westerly winds 12-16 mph, gusting to 22 mph

Raptor Observations:
First Osprey of the season, carrying a fish and crossing low over the water in the stiff winds. Later than record early arrival of last year by one day, but who knows if there were any in the last few days when there was no coverage.

Non-raptor Observations:



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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi (<susiericc...> mailto:<susiericc...> )
Fort Smallwood Park information may be found at: http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdsites/hawks/hawkwatch.html

Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best winds are
from the southwest.

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