Date: 3/7/17 7:02 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, March 7, 2017 138 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 07, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 6 7 9
Turkey Vulture 114 223 282
Osprey 3 5 6
Bald Eagle 5 12 16
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 9 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 6 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 2 2
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: 138 271 345


Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Chris Reed, John Hoffman, Linda Baker

Weather: Mostly cloudy with patches of blue between waves of dark clouds; 61-68 degrees; excellent visibility; winds out of the SSW, increasing in intensity over the course of the watch: 9-18 mph gusting to 25 mph

Raptor Observations: A second straight day with adult Golden Eagle - unprecedented. Yesterday's was the earliest ever in a season. A Golden Eagle has been observed on 3/11/11, 3/7/12, and 3/11/13; so with those of yesterday and today, the span of days from March 6-11 accounts for 5 of 8 Golden Eagles since 2011.

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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