Date: 5/9/18 10:46 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, May 9, 2018 13 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 09, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

12

320

Turkey Vulture

11

541

6725

Osprey

0

23

669

Bald Eagle

0

6

96

Northern Harrier

0

5

50

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

123

585

Cooper's Hawk

1

34

245

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

1

185

Broad-winged Hawk

0

38

250

Red-tailed Hawk

0

13

138

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

88

Merlin

0

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:

13

799

9406



Observation start time:

9:30 am

Observation end time:

2:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

4.5 hours

Official Counter

Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed


Visitors: Virginia Smith, Kris Grant, Judy Fletcher

Weather: Clear blue skies; 63-75 degrees; fair visibility with
haze; winds calm or easterly 5-9 mph

Raptor Observations: Not good conditions for a hawk flight and the
hawks agreed.

Non-raptor Observations: Purple Gallinule not seen by the time the
count ended; Black-crowned Night-Heron

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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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