Date: 3/8/17 8:43 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, March 8, 2017 61 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 08, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 1 8 10
Turkey Vulture 55 278 337
Osprey 2 7 8
Bald Eagle 2 14 18
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 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: 61 332 406


Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga, John Hoffman

Weather: Sunny most of the time becoming partly cloudy in the last hour or so; 52-63 degrees; excellent visibility; winds strong out of the west, 15-18 mph, gusting to 25 mph

Raptor Observations: A pair of courting Red-shouldered Hawks

Non-raptor Observations: Nine Tree Swallows; singing Pine Warbler; northward movement of Herring Gulls today
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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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