Date: 4/20/19 7:52 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, April 20, 2019 66 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

5

93

282

Turkey Vulture

33

1412

4556

Osprey

4

161

317

Bald Eagle

4

35

73

Northern Harrier

1

27

33

Sharp-shinned Hawk

8

232

282

Cooper's Hawk

3

86

161

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

1

40

148

Broad-winged Hawk

5

363

363

Red-tailed Hawk

1

54

116

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

107

127

Merlin

1

24

35

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

3

4

Unknown Buteo

0

4

6

Unknown Falcon

0

1

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

1

5

Total:

66

2643

6511

Start Time: 8:30 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Chris Reed

Observers: John Hoffman


Visitors: Pete and Pam Yarrington

Weather: Cloudy becoming mostly sunny by the end of the count; 64-71
degrees; fair to good visibility; winds generally southerly, often
with a SE component, 6-17 mph.

Raptor Observations: Modest flight today, slow to start, picking up
when the visibility improved.

Non-raptor Observations: Over 700 Blue Jays

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( <susiericc...>)
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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