Date: 4/25/19 5:02 am
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, April 24, 2019 187 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 24, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

8

119

308

Turkey Vulture

81

1667

4811

Osprey

6

189

345

Bald Eagle

0

41

79

Northern Harrier

1

29

35

Sharp-shinned Hawk

80

325

375

Cooper's Hawk

3

92

167

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

40

148

Broad-winged Hawk

3

368

368

Red-tailed Hawk

2

61

123

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

3

111

131

Merlin

0

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:

187

3075

6943


Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Ralph Geuder, Bob Rineer, Hal Wierenga, Dan
Walker


Visitors:Cindy Godwin

Weather: Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy; 64-73 degrees;
excellent visibility; winds mostly from the WNW, 8-17 mph, gusting to
24 mph

Raptor Observations: Good winds and sky spurred a Sharpshin flight. It
was touch-and-go in the race between Sharpies and TVs for most
counted: TVs won by 1.

Non-raptor Observations:
Spring Arrivals: Green Heron, Orchard Oriole. Hundreds of swallows the
move today, mostly Tree with along with Northern Rough-winged and
Barn. Over 50 Chimney Swifts counted, but likely more flew by. Nine
butterfly species: Common Buckeye, Lady sp. Eastern tiger Swallowtail,
Black Swallowtail, Pearl Crescent, Cabbage White, Angle-wing sp.,
Spicebush Swallowtail, Red Admiral.

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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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