Date: 4/12/18 9:07 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, April 12, 2018 183 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

4

60

255

Turkey Vulture

81

1453

5292

Osprey

16

198

514

Bald Eagle

3

15

52

Northern Harrier

5

15

22

Sharp-shinned Hawk

27

97

150

Cooper's Hawk

7

41

137

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

3

52

174

Broad-winged Hawk

16

31

31

Red-tailed Hawk

5

40

106

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

13

43

58

Merlin

1

9

16

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

1

2

Unknown Buteo

1

3

6

Unknown Falcon

0

1

1

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

1

3

3

Total:

183

2062

6819



Observation start time:

6:30 am

Observation end time:

4:30 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

10 hours

Official Counter

Paul Fritz, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Bob Rineer, Chris Reed, Dan Stewart, Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga,
Paul Fritz, Ralph Geuder, Sue Ricciardi




Visitors: Judy Hardy

Weather:
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy; 44-75 degrees; fair to
excellent visibility. Winds were light at first, allowing the low
cloud cover to persist. They finally picked up and the skies
cleared some. Winds were southwesterly 3-14 mph gusting to 30 mph.

Raptor Observations:
A good all around flight today with 12 raptor species; flight was
best after the winds picked up and the clouds broke up. Twelve of
the 13 kestrels were in the last 2.5 hours of the count and
sharpie numbers are starting to increase. Flight tended to be
high.

Non-raptor Observations: One mockingbird pinning another to the
ground.

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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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