Date: 4/12/18 9:05 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, April 11, 2018 67 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

7

56

251

Turkey Vulture

27

1372

5211

Osprey

11

182

498

Bald Eagle

2

12

49

Northern Harrier

0

10

17

Sharp-shinned Hawk

10

70

123

Cooper's Hawk

0

34

130

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

1

49

171

Broad-winged Hawk

3

15

15

Red-tailed Hawk

2

35

101

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

2

30

45

Merlin

1

8

15

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

1

2

Unknown Buteo

1

2

5

Unknown Falcon

0

1

1

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

2

2

Total:

67

1879

6636



Observation start time:

8:45 am

Observation end time:

3:30 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

6.75 hours

Official Counter

Ralph Geuder, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Alan Young, Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Ralph Geuder, Sue Ricciardi,
Sue Young



Weather: Mostly cloudy; 38-53 degrees; excellent visibility; winds
light and variable at first, then becoming southwesterly at 5-10
mph

Raptor Observations: Light flight but good variety; 2 Bald Eagles
doing aerial ballet. One of the migrant Bald Eagles was likely a
Florida-born juvenile.

Non-raptor Observations: Little Blue Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, 76
Horned Grebes

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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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