Date: 3/30/18 8:32 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, March 30, 2018 392 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

20

143

173

Turkey Vulture

317

3391

3589

Osprey

17

298

298

Bald Eagle

3

35

37

Northern Harrier

1

7

7

Sharp-shinned Hawk

6

49

49

Cooper's Hawk

10

93

93

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

12

113

119

Broad-winged Hawk

0

0

0

Red-tailed Hawk

5

48

57

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

13

14

Merlin

1

7

7

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:

392

4198

4446



Observation start time:

9:00 am

Observation end time:

2:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

5 hours

Official Counter

Hal Wierenga, Ralph Geuder

Observers:

Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga


Visitors: Kingsley Simon

Weather:
Cloudy; 68-75 degrees; good visibility until the rain started;
winds out of the southwest, 8-16 mph, gusting to 24 mph

Raptor Observations: A nice flight under unsettled skies

Non-raptor Observations: 2 Pine Warblers

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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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