Date: 3/16/17 2:40 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, March 16, 2017 33 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 16, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 4 18 20
Turkey Vulture 23 401 460
Osprey 5 29 30
Bald Eagle 0 23 27
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 11 18
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: 33 519 593


Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Chris Reed

Weather: Mostly sunny; a chilly 28-35 degrees; excellent visibility; winds strong out of the west, 9-25 mph, gusting to 32 mph

Raptor Observations:

Non-raptor Observations: 47 Gadwalls; 11 Northern Shovelers

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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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