Date: 4/2/17 8:20 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: [BIRDHAWK] Fort Smallwood Park (02 Apr 2017) 1012 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 18 30 132
Turkey Vulture 895 990 4126
Osprey 57 99 249
Bald Eagle 9 13 48
Northern Harrier 1 2 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 11 59
Cooper's Hawk 2 4 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 8 54
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 7 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 4 32
Merlin 6 7 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1
Total: 1012 1176 4813


Observation start time: 9:30 am
Observation end time: 5 pm Daylight Time
Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Bill Hubick, Bob Rineer, Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga, Hugh Hoffman, Lynn Davidson, Ralph Geuder

Visitors: Mac and Wickie Plant, Charlotte Sherman, Jim Davis, Brad Clark-Ames

Weather: Skies started out clear, then became mostly cloudy with high thin clouds, then became mostly sunny at the end. 47-63 degrees; excellent visibility; winds northerly 6-12 mph

Raptor Observations: Second thousand bird day in a little over a week; vultures strong from the beginning of the day; another fine day for Ospreys; six Merlins but no American Kestrels

Non-raptor Observations: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, first of the season
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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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