Date: 5/2/18 8:22 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, May 2, 2018 52 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 02, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

2

310

Turkey Vulture

32

141

6325

Osprey

2

6

652

Bald Eagle

1

1

91

Northern Harrier

0

0

45

Sharp-shinned Hawk

14

95

557

Cooper's Hawk

1

10

221

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

184

Broad-winged Hawk

0

15

227

Red-tailed Hawk

1

2

127

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

88

Merlin

1

1

35

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:

52

273

8880



Observation start time:

8:15 am

Observation end time:

3:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

6.75 hours

Official Counter

Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Bob Rineer, Chris Reed, Dan Walker


Visitors: Dirk, Robbie Sabin, Tom Eck, Tom

Weather: Clear skies until the last two hours of the count when
some high thin clouds appeared; a toasty 62-87 degrees; fair to
good visibility with some haze; winds from the west, 0-15 mph

Raptor Observations: Few migrants today

Non-raptor Observations: Purple Gallinule continues, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Seaside Sparrow, Least Sandpiper, Royal Tern

ebird checklist with photo of Seaside Sparrow:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45200106

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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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