Date: 4/28/19 4:58 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, April 27, 2019 451 Raptors
On Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:38:44 PM UTC-4, <susi......> wrote:
> Fort Smallwood Park
> Pasadena, Maryland, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 27, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture9128317Turkey Vulture14918164960Osprey10205361Bald Eagle24381Northern Harrier73642Sharp-shinned Hawk216543593Cooper's Hawk23116191Northern Goshawk000Red-shouldered Hawk040148Broad-winged Hawk19387387Red-tailed Hawk1071133Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle000American Kestrel4115135Merlin22637Peregrine Falcon001Unknown Accipiter034Unknown Buteo046Unknown Falcon012Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor015Total:45135357403
> Start Time:  8:00 am Daylight Time
> End Time:  4:15 pm
> Duration:  8.25 hours
> Official Counter:  Dave Mozurkevich, Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi
> Observers:  Dave Mozurkevich, Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi, Bob Rineer, Hugh Hoffman, Dan Walker, Bill Hubick, Hal Wierenga, Lynn Davidson
> Visitors: Mark Manheimer, Cindy Godwin, Ray Miskowski, Girl Scout troop
> Weather: Sunny; 54-70 degrees; Excellent visibility; winds extremely strong from the west, 20-28 mph most of the day, gusting to 37 mph, although gusts at times seemed much stronger.
> Raptor Observations: We were blown away by the great flight today! Unfortunately, that has to be taken literally. The hawks seemed to have more fun maneuvering in the winds than we had keeping ourselves and our gear from taking flight. Steady push of Sharp-shins and vultures all day. Good variety.
> Non-raptor Observations: New Arrivals: Common Tern (9), Cliff Swallow (2), Indigo Bunting 
> Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( <susi......>)
> More information at [ Site Profile] [ Day Summary] [ Month Summary] 
> 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.

So there was no hawk watch on Friday? That's the day I had my highest season count here for Broad-winged Hawks, and Ospreys.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine MD

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