Observation start time: 10:30 am Observation end time: 4 pm Daylight Time Total observation time: 5.5 hours Official Counter Sue Ricciardi Observers: Alan Young, Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga, Sue Young
Weather: Partly cloudy at first, then mostly cloudy with substantial pockets of dark clouds; 64-77 degrees; excellent visibility; winds very strong out of the southwest, then turning westerly, 10-23 mph, gusting to 37 mph
Raptor Observations: Good variety today with the appearance of the first Broad-winged Hawk of the season; a Merlin took issue briefly with a kestrel
Non-raptor Observations: Redhead 1; first Chimney Swift of the season
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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