Date: 4/24/18 3:59 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, April 23, 2018 55 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 23, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

9

98

293

Turkey Vulture

26

2070

5909

Osprey

6

290

606

Bald Eagle

4

35

72

Northern Harrier

0

25

32

Sharp-shinned Hawk

7

205

258

Cooper's Hawk

2

84

180

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

62

184

Broad-winged Hawk

0

140

140

Red-tailed Hawk

0

53

119

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

1

66

81

Merlin

0

22

29

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

2

3

Unknown Buteo

0

3

6

Unknown Falcon

0

2

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

4

4

Total:

55

3161

7918



Observation start time:

9:00 am

Observation end time:

3:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

6 hours

Official Counter

Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Alan Young, Bob Rineer, Dan Walker, John Hoffman, Sue Young


Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy; 56-66 degrees; excellent
visibility; winds easterly, 5-14 mph, increasing in strength over
the course of the day

Raptor Observations: A flight much like yesterday: light on
unfavorable winds.

Non-raptor Observations: Eastern Kingbird, yellow Palm Warbler-2,
Savannah Sparrow-5

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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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