Date: 4/3/17 5:14 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, April 3, 2017 58 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 8 38 140
Turkey Vulture 31 1021 4157
Osprey 7 106 256
Bald Eagle 2 15 50
Northern Harrier 2 4 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 15 63
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 11 57
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 8 49
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 4 32
Merlin 0 7 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1
Total: 58 1234 4871


Observation start time: 9:30 am
Observation end time: 3 pm Daylight Time
Total observation time: 5.5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Hal Wierenga, Linda Baker

Weather: Variable cloudiness, becoming more overcast as the day went on; 53-69 degrees; excellent visibility; winds were brisk, starting from the SW and ending from the SSE, 8-15 mph, gusting to 24 mph

Raptor Observations: We were hoping for a continuation of yesterday's strong flight, but that didn't happen.

Non-raptor Observations: 11 Yellow Palm Warblers; Rusty Blackbird; Red-headed Woodpecker

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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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