Date: 3/9/17 7:52 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, March 9, 2017 88 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 09, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 4 12 14
Turkey Vulture 70 348 407
Osprey 5 12 13
Bald Eagle 1 15 19
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 5 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 7 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 1 4 4
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: 88 420 494


Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga

Visitors: Shirley Turner

Weather: Thin clouds at first, then partly cloudy; 61-70 degrees; excellent visibility; winds strong out of the west, 14-22 mph, gusting to 26 mph

Raptor Observations: Eight species today; Bald Eagle was a juvenile, likely a Florida-born bird; local Peregrine Falcon

Non-raptor Observations: 24 Tree Swallows; some blackbird and Herring Gull movement 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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