Date: 3/12/17 6:29 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, March 12, 2017 34 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 12, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 14 16
Turkey Vulture 19 373 432
Osprey 4 19 20
Bald Eagle 4 21 25
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 9 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 2 6 6
Merlin 0 1 1
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: 34 473 547


Observation start time: 08:45:00 Daylight Savings Time
Observation end time: 1:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours
Official Counter Bill Hubick
Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Haas

Weather: Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy; cold again: 27-35 degrees; excellent visibility; winds westerly, sometimes with a northwest component, 8-14 mph, gusting to 23 mph

Raptor Observations: The average total number of Bald Eagles observed moving north at this point in the season is about 6; the total so far this season is 25.

Non-raptor Observations: 18 Northern Shovelers; 18 Bonaparte's Gulls; more Herring Gulls moving north
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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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