Date: 4/29/19 7:53 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, April 29, 2019 59 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 29, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

5

135

324

Turkey Vulture

38

1960

5104

Osprey

1

215

371

Bald Eagle

4

50

88

Northern Harrier

0

37

43

Sharp-shinned Hawk

9

630

680

Cooper's Hawk

1

127

202

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

40

148

Broad-winged Hawk

0

395

395

Red-tailed Hawk

0

73

135

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

115

135

Merlin

1

27

38

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

3

4

Unknown Buteo

0

5

7

Unknown Falcon

0

1

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

1

5

Total:

59

3814

7682


Start Time: 8:30 am Daylight Time

End Time : 2:00 pm

Duration: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Walker


Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Variable cloudiness; 48-57 degrees; excellent visibility;
winds easterly often with a NE component 6-12 mph

Raptor Observations: Nice sky, but unfavorable winds produced a light
flight. A feisty Eastern Kingbird came barreling out of a tree at an
unsuspecting Cooper's Hawk, which appeared instinctively to retaliate
at first, but then quickly yielded and retreated. The kingbird took a
victory lap.

Non-raptor Observations: Greater Yellowlegs

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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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