Date: 4/1/18 8:52 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, April 1, 2018 208 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

9

9

206

Turkey Vulture

179

179

4016

Osprey

10

10

326

Bald Eagle

0

0

37

Northern Harrier

0

0

7

Sharp-shinned Hawk

5

5

58

Cooper's Hawk

2

2

98

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

2

2

123

Broad-winged Hawk

0

0

0

Red-tailed Hawk

0

0

66

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

1

1

16

Merlin

0

0

7

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

1

Unknown Buteo

0

0

3

Unknown Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

0

0

Total:

208

208

4964



Observation start time:

8:30 am

Observation end time:

3:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

6.5 hours

Official Counter

Lynn Davidson, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Lynn Davidson


Weather:
Cloudy almost to the point of being overcast; 51-62 degrees;
excellent visibility; winds southwesterly, 5-9 mph

Raptor Observations: A decent flight given the cloudy skies

Non-raptor Observations: Laughing Gull; Barn Swallows 2; Pine
Warbler; Fox Sparrow

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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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