Date: 4/5/18 8:55 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, April 5, 2018 473 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

10

19

216

Turkey Vulture

371

930

4767

Osprey

34

60

376

Bald Eagle

1

3

40

Northern Harrier

4

5

12

Sharp-shinned Hawk

22

28

81

Cooper's Hawk

11

14

110

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

8

18

139

Broad-winged Hawk

0

0

0

Red-tailed Hawk

6

7

73

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

3

18

33

Merlin

2

2

9

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

1

Unknown Buteo

0

1

4

Unknown Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

1

1

1

Total:

473

1106

5862



Observation start time:

9:00 am

Observation end time:

3:30 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

6.5 hours

Official Counter

Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Ralph Geuder


Weather:
Partly cloudy; a chilly 38-49 degrees; excellent visibility;
strong winds from the west, 13-21 mph, gusting to 31 mph

Raptor Observations:
Eleven raptor species today and a steady flight over the course of
the count; good number of Ospreys almost all of which were
carrying a fish; two adult Bald Eagles appearing to fall to the
ground during a bout of talon grappling

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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