Observation start time: 9:45 am Observation end time: 4:30 pm Daylight Total observation time: 6.75 hours Official Counter Bob Rineer, Sue Ricciardi Observers: Bob Rineer, Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga, Lynn Davidson
Visitors: Brian, Jeanine, Meadow and Theo Wargo; Ed Smith
Weather: Sunny becoming partly cloudy; 53-71 degrees; fair visibility with some haze; winds usually with a westerly component, southwesterly at the end, 0-10 mph
Raptor Observations: Good variety today with courtship displays of Red-shouldered, Red-tailed, Cooper's Hawks and Ospreys
Non-raptor Observations: Thirty Fish Crows noisily flew over at the end; we could see the planet Venus in the western sky.
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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