Observation start time: 7 am Observation end time: 3 pm Daylight Time Total observation time: 8 hours Official Counter Paul Fritz, Sue Ricciardi Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga, Paul Fritz
Weather: Heavy cloud cover, with a few blue patches at times but also overcast at times; winds extremely strong from the west with one hour gauged at 32 mph, gusting to 38 mph - bone chilling; otherwise winds mostly 22-26 mph, gusting to 39 mph.
Raptor Observations: A good flight today in the high winds; biggest days so far for Northern Harriers and American Kestrels; Merlin the first bird of the day
Non-raptor Observations: One Northern Gannet spotted by Paul Fritz; about 25 Common Loons sitting on the water; 16 Bonaparte's Gulls
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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