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 --------------------------------------------- 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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