Date: 4/13/17 8:07 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, April 13, 2017 86 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 86 188
Turkey Vulture 56 1820 4956
Osprey 16 227 377
Bald Eagle 1 26 61
Northern Harrier 0 35 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 155 203
Cooper's Hawk 2 54 93
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 40 86
Broad-winged Hawk 3 40 40
Red-tailed Hawk 1 60 101
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 73 101
Merlin 0 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: 86 2637 6274


Observation start time: 9:15 am
Observation end time: 2:15 pm Daylight Time
Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Hal Wierenga, Lynn Davidson

Weather: Mostly cloudy at first with overcast that cleared some to partly cloudy skies; 56-66 degrees; excellent visibility; winds light sometimes from the N or NNE and other times variable, 3-8 mph

Raptor Observations: A light flight today of raptors and other birds

Non-raptor Observations:

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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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