Date: 3/31/18 6:48 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, March 31, 2018 310 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

24

167

197

Turkey Vulture

248

3639

3837

Osprey

18

316

316

Bald Eagle

0

35

37

Northern Harrier

0

7

7

Sharp-shinned Hawk

4

53

53

Cooper's Hawk

3

96

96

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

2

115

121

Broad-winged Hawk

0

0

0

Red-tailed Hawk

9

57

66

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

1

14

15

Merlin

0

7

7

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

1

1

1

Unknown Buteo

0

1

3

Unknown Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

0

0

Total:

310

4508

4756



Observation start time:

8:00 am

Observation end time:

4:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

8 hours

Official Counter

Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Andy Higgs, Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga, Sue Ricciardi




Visitors: Kathy Reed, Emily Huang, Karen Hall, Bob McGovern

Weather:
Sunny skies; 37-58 degrees; excellent visibility; winds light and
variable 3-9 mph, ending from the SSE, 8-9 mph

Raptor Observations:
Luckily the flight was on the low side given the sunny skies.
Steady flight over the course of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:

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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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