Date: 4/28/19 8:00 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, April 28, 2019 220 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 28, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

2

130

319

Turkey Vulture

106

1922

5066

Osprey

9

214

370

Bald Eagle

3

46

84

Northern Harrier

1

37

43

Sharp-shinned Hawk

78

621

671

Cooper's Hawk

10

126

201

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

40

148

Broad-winged Hawk

8

395

395

Red-tailed Hawk

2

73

135

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

115

135

Merlin

0

26

37

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

3

4

Unknown Buteo

1

5

7

Unknown Falcon

0

1

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

1

5

Total:

220

3755

7623

Start Time: 8:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 4:00 pm

Duration: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Walker


Visitors: Christians Rivas, Rich and Barbara Mason, Molly Wollam

Weather: Cloudy with showers until the third hour of the count, then
variable clearing with a batch of dark clouds late in the day; 54-71
degrees; excellent visibility; winds calm or light during the first
five hours, then westerly and increasing in velocity, 6-17 mph

Raptor Observations: Few migrants until the winds became westerly,
then over 200 came through, mostly vultures and Sharp-shins. An
immature and adult Bald Eagle sat in a tree for about an hour and had
an animated conversation.

Non-raptor Observations: New arrivals: Spotted Sandpiper (2), Marsh
Wren - good looks. Over 2800 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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