Date: 5/4/18 7:48 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, May 4, 2018 221 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

5

7

315

Turkey Vulture

172

408

6592

Osprey

2

12

658

Bald Eagle

2

4

94

Northern Harrier

3

5

50

Sharp-shinned Hawk

10

119

581

Cooper's Hawk

15

32

243

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

1

1

185

Broad-winged Hawk

9

32

244

Red-tailed Hawk

2

12

137

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:

221

633

9240


Observation start time:

8:45 am

Observation end time:

4:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

7.25 hours

Official Counter

Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed, Dan Stewart, Hal Wierenga, John Hoffman


Visitors: Ken Cohen, Ray Miskowski, Rich Mason, Leslie Pitt, Erin
Collins, Lily Schneider, Coalter Hollberg, Joe Hanfman, Dawn
Merino

Weather: Mostly cloudy; warm: 71-89 degrees; fair to good
visibility; winds mostly southwesterly 6-13 mph

Raptor Observations: A flurry for a couple of hours, but a light
flight otherwise. first immature Broadwing came on April 30.

Non-raptor Observations: Purple Gallinule seen again today;
Seaside Sparrow, Prothonotary Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler. Two
Greater Yellowlegs stayed all day. Yesterday Ryan Johnson
observed 100 species within the Park boundaries.

ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45270430

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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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