Date: 3/2/17 8:08 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: [BIRDHAWK] Fort Smallwood Park (02 Mar 2017) 25 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 02, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 2
Turkey Vulture 22 49 108
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 1 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 2
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: 25 59 133


Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter Hal Wierenga, Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga, Ralph Geuder

Weather: Mostly sunny; 44-48 degrees; excellent visibility; winds very strong mostly from the WNW, 21-26 mph, gusting to 44 mph

Raptor Observations: First American Kestrels of the season; very strong winds probably hindered the flight

Non-raptor Observations: 38 Gadwalls; 25 Horned Grebes; 22Song Sparrows; about 50 basking turtles

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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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