Date: 3/30/17 4:04 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, March 29, 2017 310 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 15 100 102
Turkey Vulture 201 3049 3108
Osprey 32 148 149
Bald Eagle 2 31 35
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 47 47
Cooper's Hawk 11 38 38
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 39 46
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 13 40 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 3 28 28
Merlin 1 6 6
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 1 1
Total: 310 3532 3606


Observation start time: 9:30 am
Observation end time: 4:00 pm
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Bob Rineer, Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga

Weather: Sunny with some light clouds at the end; 51-63 degrees; excellent visibility; winds starting out from the NNW at 13 mph, but then getting lighter either from the N or NW, 6-10 mph

Raptor Observations: Nice all around flight today. A heavily molting young Cooper's Hawk flew by, missing primary feathers on each wing and tail feathers. Not sure how it was able to fly.

Non-raptor Observations: A dozen Northern Rough-winged Swallows; 8 Green-winged Teals. Several Orange Sulphur and angle-wing butterflies plus one Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
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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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