Date: 4/20/17 8:59 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, April 20, 2017 138 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 9 122 224
Turkey Vulture 72 2228 5364
Osprey 9 264 414
Bald Eagle 2 45 80
Northern Harrier 2 42 45
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 305 353
Cooper's Hawk 5 90 129
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 44 90
Broad-winged Hawk 5 81 81
Red-tailed Hawk 0 69 110
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 81 109
Merlin 0 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 0 1 2
Total: 138 3398 7035



Observation start time: 10;30 am
Observation end time: 3:30 pm Daylight Time
Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter Sue Ricciardi
Observers: Alan Young, Dan Stewart, Sue Young


Visitors: Alan McMeekin

Weather: Count started after the morning showers; skies cleared to become mostly sunny with high humidity and haze; 59-78 degrees; winds were light, starting out westerly, then becoming southeast, 0-6 mph

Raptor Observations: A nice flight of vultures and Sharp-shinned Hawks after the skies cleared

Non-raptor Observations: Over 1700 Blue Jays; first arrivals of Eastern Kingbird and Common Yellowthroat.


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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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