Date: 3/14/17 5:47 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, March 13, 2017 13 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 13, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 14 16
Turkey Vulture 5 378 437
Osprey 5 24 25
Bald Eagle 2 23 27
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 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: 13 486 560



Observation start time: 10 am
Observation end time: 2 pm Daylight Time
Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter Chris Reed
Observers:


Weather: Partly cloudy with high thin clouds and contrails; 30-35 degrees; excellent visibility; winds easterly, 9-18 mph

Raptor Observations: The Osprey total of 25 is more than twice what would be expected at this time in the season.

Non-raptor Observations: Two Blue-winged Teals


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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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