Date: 5/1/18 8:29 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, May 1, 2018 221 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 01, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

2

2

310

Turkey Vulture

109

109

6293

Osprey

4

4

650

Bald Eagle

0

0

90

Northern Harrier

0

0

45

Sharp-shinned Hawk

81

81

543

Cooper's Hawk

9

9

220

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

184

Broad-winged Hawk

15

15

227

Red-tailed Hawk

1

1

126

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

88

Merlin

0

0

34

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

3

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

0

4

Total:

221

221

8828



Observation start time:

8:00 am

Observation end time:

3:30 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

7.5 hours

Official Counter

Andy Smith, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Andy Smith, Chris Reed, Dan Stewart, Dan Walker


Visitors: Tim Houghton, Ryan Johnson, Don Burgraff, Dennis
Coskren, Leo Dilling, Nat Cohen, Elizabeth Hargrave, Jim Getter,
Lynne Parks, Marian and Harry Argentino, Dirk, Orietta, Anthony

Weather: Clear blue skies; 56-78 degrees (from down coats
yesterday to shirt sleeves today); fair visibility with haze;
winds westerly 5-14 mph

Raptor Observations: First few hours were busy; then the flight
slowed considerably

Non-raptor Observations: Purple Gallinule still being seen; 2260
Blue Jays probably underestimated; 32 Bobolinks; Prothonotary
Warbler

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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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