Observation start time: 9:30 am Observation end time: 3 pm Daylight Time Total observation time: 5.5 hours Official Counter Ralph Geuder, Sue Ricciardi Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Stewart, Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga, Ralph Geuder, Sue Ricciardi
Weather: Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy at the end; 61-69 degrees; excellent visibility; winds, starting out from the west, shifting to northwest, then variable, then NE, 3-14 mph
Raptor Observations: Ospreys moving all day, most of the time carrying fish; female Merlin hung around for awhile with some unidentified passerine narrowly escaping her attack
Non-raptor Observations: 80 Horned Grebes; 2 flyby Dunlins; 1 Fox Sparrow; 1 Rusty Blackbird; 1 Red Admiral butterfly
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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