Date: 3/24/18 10:00 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, March 23, 2018 310 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 23, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

57

87

Turkey Vulture

241

1609

1807

Osprey

54

116

116

Bald Eagle

0

32

34

Northern Harrier

0

2

2

Sharp-shinned Hawk

3

26

26

Cooper's Hawk

7

61

61

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

2

80

86

Broad-winged Hawk

0

0

0

Red-tailed Hawk

1

30

39

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

1

6

7

Merlin

1

2

2

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

0

Unknown Buteo

0

1

3

Unknown Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

0

0

Total:

310

2022

2270



Observation start time:

9:15 am

Observation end time:

4:45 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

7.5 hours

Official Counter

Chris Reed

Observers:

Alan Young, Hal Wierenga, Sue Young


Visitors: Brad Clark-Ames

Weather: Sunny; 36-47 degrees; excellent visibility; winds strong,
first out of the NW and ending out of the WNW, 13-21 mph, gusting
to 28 mph

Raptor Observations: Nice day for Ospreys!

Non-raptor Observations: Cedar Waxwings on the move: 352

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi (<susiericc...>)
Fort Smallwood Park information may be found at:
http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdsites/hawks/hawkwatch.html
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month
Summary]

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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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