Date: 4/9/17 8:36 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, April 9, 2017 107 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 10 83 185
Turkey Vulture 63 1510 4646
Osprey 4 183 333
Bald Eagle 2 22 57
Northern Harrier 1 14 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 69 117
Cooper's Hawk 1 19 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 24 70
Broad-winged Hawk 4 13 13
Red-tailed Hawk 8 30 71
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 1 46 74
Merlin 2 12 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1
Total: 107 2027 5664


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.

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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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