Date: 4/30/19 7:28 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, April 30, 2019 122 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 30, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

135

324

Turkey Vulture

87

2047

5191

Osprey

2

217

373

Bald Eagle

0

50

88

Northern Harrier

0

37

43

Sharp-shinned Hawk

21

651

701

Cooper's Hawk

8

135

210

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

40

148

Broad-winged Hawk

2

397

397

Red-tailed Hawk

0

73

135

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

115

135

Merlin

1

28

39

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

1

2

6

Total:

122

3936

7804

Start Time: 8:30 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Walker

Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Variable cloudiness; 58-78 degrees; fair visibility with some
haze; winds westerly, beginning with a southwest component and near
the end a northwest component, 5-8 mph.

Raptor Observations: A pleasant day of hawkwatching. Many sharpies
were high fliers.

Non-raptor Observations: Spring arrivals: Black-crowned Night Heron;
Seaside Sparrow. A Sandhill Crane flew by to the north in the early
afternoon. e-bird checklist with photo of Sandhill Crane by Dan
Walker: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55617961

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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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