Date: 5/14/18 8:00 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, May 12, 2018 79 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park

Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 12, 2018

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

6

21

329

Turkey Vulture

30

653

6837

Osprey

8

35

681

Bald Eagle

4

12

102

Northern Harrier

1

6

51

Sharp-shinned Hawk

4

131

593

Cooper's Hawk

3

37

248

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

1

185

Broad-winged Hawk

17

70

282

Red-tailed Hawk

2

17

142

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

88

Merlin

4

7

41

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:

79

990

9597



Observation start time:

7:00 am

Observation end time:

8:00 pm Daylight Time

Total observation time:

13 hours

Official Counter

Hal Wierenga

Observers:

Andy Francis, Chris Reed, Lynn Davidson


Visitors: Ray Miskowski; Frank and Jennifer Marenghi

Weather: Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy and then becoming
mostly cloudy again; 63-83 degrees; fair to good visibility; winds
northeasterly 0-10 mph

Raptor Observations: A modest but welcome flight with good variety

Non-raptor Observations: Statewide May Count results will be
reported later

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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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