Date: 5/3/18 7:14 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, May 3, 2018 139 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 03, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

2

310

Turkey Vulture

95

236

6420

Osprey

4

10

656

Bald Eagle

1

2

92

Northern Harrier

2

2

47

Sharp-shinned Hawk

14

109

571

Cooper's Hawk

7

17

228

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

184

Broad-winged Hawk

8

23

235

Red-tailed Hawk

8

10

135

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

88

Merlin

0

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:

139

412

9019



Observation start time:

8:30 am

Observation end time

3:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

6.5 hours

Official Counter

Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga


Visitors: Christine Stevens

Weather: Partly cloudy becoming mostly sunny; another warm day,
70-90 degrees; fair visibility with haze; winds southwesterly 6-13
mph

Raptor Observations: Flight didn't seem to match favorable winds

Non-raptor Observations: Male Wood Duck showing off his fine
feathers; 3 Glossy Ibis observed by Ryan Johnson; Purple Gallinule
not seen by end of count

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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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