Date: 5/10/18 8:25 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, May 11, 2018 103 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 10, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

3

15

323

Turkey Vulture

80

621

6805

Osprey

2

25

671

Bald Eagle

1

7

97

Northern Harrier

0

5

50

Sharp-shinned Hawk

3

126

588

Cooper's Hawk

0

34

245

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

1

185

Broad-winged Hawk

12

50

262

Red-tailed Hawk

2

15

140

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:

103

902

9509



Observation start time:

9:30 am

Observation end time:

3:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

5.5 hours

Official Counter

Sue Ricciardi

Observers:

Chris Reed, Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga, Jim Stasz


Visitors: Larry Niely, Abby

Weather: Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles from time to time and
clearing some in the last hours of the count; 66-79 degrees;
excellent visibility; winds mostly southwesterly 4-9 mph

Raptor Observations: Once the skies cleared some, the flight
picked up, especially turkey Vultures

Non-raptor Observations: Purple Gallinule not seen for the second
day. Chestnut-sided warbler, female Wood Duck, Orchard and
Baltimore Orioles

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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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