Date: 4/4/17 8:47 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: [BIRDHAWK] Fort Smallwood Park (04 Apr 2017) 242 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 31 69 171
Turkey Vulture 162 1183 4319
Osprey 6 112 262
Bald Eagle 2 17 52
Northern Harrier 0 4 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 26 74
Cooper's Hawk 1 5 44
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 18 64
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 9 17 58
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 10 14 42
Merlin 1 8 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1
Total: 242 1476 5113


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

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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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