Date: 4/12/17 9:02 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, April 12, 2017 40 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 86 188
Turkey Vulture 23 1764 4900
Osprey 2 211 361
Bald Eagle 1 25 60
Northern Harrier 1 35 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 150 198
Cooper's Hawk 2 52 91
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 38 84
Broad-winged Hawk 2 37 37
Red-tailed Hawk 0 59 100
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 2 73 101
Merlin 1 19 25
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: 40 2551 6188


Observation start time: 9:45 am
Observation end time: 2:45 pm Daylight Time
Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Weather: Overcast at first with some blue patches later on after a brief line of very light showers moved through; 67-73 degrees and moderately humid; fair visibility with haze; winds northwesterly 4-17 mph

Raptor Observations:

Non-raptor Observations: 181 American Goldfinches

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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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