Date: 5/8/18 10:02 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, May 8, 2018 33 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 08, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

1

12

320

Turkey Vulture

24

530

6714

Osprey

4

23

669

Bald Eagle

1

6

96

Northern Harrier

0

5

50

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

122

584

Cooper's Hawk

0

33

244

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

1

185

Broad-winged Hawk

0

38

250

Red-tailed Hawk

1

13

138

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

88

Merlin

2

3

37

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:

33

786

9393


Observation start time:

9:45 am

Observation end time:

3:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

5.25 hours

Official Counter

Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed, Dan Walker


Visitors: Lynn Gregg, John Denehy, Leslie Starr, Nico Sarbanes,
Joshua Detweiler

Weather: Mostly sunny with a few more clouds in the afternoon;
62-75 degrees; good visibility; winds from the NE or E 7-16 mph

Raptor Observations: Another day with a light flight and
unfavorable winds

Non-raptor Observations: Purple Gallinule still present; 3
Red-throated Loons; 2 Common Terns

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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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