Date: 4/18/17 8:36 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, April 18, 2017 110 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 16 112 214
Turkey Vulture 78 2144 5280
Osprey 4 255 405
Bald Eagle 1 43 78
Northern Harrier 1 40 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 270 318
Cooper's Hawk 2 83 122
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 44 90
Broad-winged Hawk 1 75 75
Red-tailed Hawk 1 69 110
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 81 109
Merlin 1 24 30
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 1 1 2
Total: 110 3243 6880


Observation start time: 9:30 am
Observation end time: 4:00 pm Daylight Time
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga


Visitors: Bobbi Reichwein, Gerry, Lydia, Sheryl McNair

Weather: Mostly sunny; 59-67 degrees; excellent visibility; winds light often with an easterly component, 0-8 mph

Raptor Observations: Tough skies and easterly winds today made viewing conditions difficult.

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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