Date: 3/6/17 8:02 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, March 6, 2017 32 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 06, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 1 1 3
Turkey Vulture 21 109 168
Osprey 1 2 3
Bald Eagle 5 7 11
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 0 3 3
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: 32 133 207


Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Alan Johnston


Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy; 43-52 degrees; excellent visibility; winds light and variable, at times with a southerly component

Raptor Observations: An eagle day today. Highlight was an adult Golden Eagle which glided by high at 1:45 pm. Five Bald Eagles heading north plus four others, one of which was likely a juvenile, dispersing from Florida.

Non-raptor Observations: A pair of Green-winged Teals, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers up close


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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