Date: 4/10/18 7:54 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, April 10, 2018 128 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park


Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

5

49

244

Turkey Vulture

66

1345

5184

Osprey

46

171

487

Bald Eagle

0

10

47

Northern Harrier

2

10

17

Sharp-shinned Hawk

4

60

113

Cooper's Hawk

2

34

130

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

48

170

Broad-winged Hawk

0

12

12

Red-tailed Hawk

0

33

99

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

1

28

43

Merlin

2

7

14

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

1

2

Unknown Buteo

0

1

4

Unknown Falcon

0

1

1

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

2

2

Total:

128

1812

6569


Observation start time:

9:15 am

Observation end time:

3:30 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

6.25 hours

Official Counter

Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed, Dan Stewart, Ralph Geuder, Sue Ricciardi

Weather: Partly cloudy; 42-52 degrees; good to excellent visibility;
winds northwesterly, 10-17 mph, gusting to 21 mph


Raptor Observations: Ospreys continued their strong showing; the
total of 487 thus far is already much higher than the ten-year
average of 451 for the whole season.

Non-raptor Observations: About 150 Double-crested Cormorants
sitting on the rocks offshore; Caspian Tern; Herring Gulls have
been moving north the last few days

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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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