Date: 3/29/18 8:08 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: [BIRDHAWK] Fort Smallwood Park (29 Mar 2018) 62 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

1

123

153

Turkey Vulture

21

3074

3272

Osprey

21

281

281

Bald Eagle

0

32

34

Northern Harrier

4

6

6

Sharp-shinned Hawk

2

43

43

Cooper's Hawk

4

83

83

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

2

101

107

Broad-winged Hawk

0

0

0

Red-tailed Hawk

0

43

52

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

7

13

14

Merlin

0

6

6

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:

62

3806

4054



Observation start time:

11:30 am

Observation end time:

3:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

3.5 hours

Official Counter

Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Dan Walker



Weather: The count began after the fog lifted some. It remained
mostly cloudy with foggy patches. 55-66 degrees; winds light
ending from the east at 6 mph.

Raptor Observations: A satisfying flight given the conditions. Two
of the harriers flew by side by side, followed by a third. The
pair consisted of an adult male and an adult female.

Non-raptor Observations: First of season Great Egret and Northern
Rough-winged Swallows; also Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, 25
Horned Grebes, 5 Northern Shovelers

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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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