Date: 5/2/19 7:58 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, May 2, 2019 231 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 02, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

1

1

325

Turkey Vulture

46

46

5237

Osprey

6

6

379

Bald Eagle

1

1

89

Northern Harrier

7

7

50

Sharp-shinned Hawk

125

125

826

Cooper's Hawk

29

29

239

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

15

15

412

Red-tailed Hawk

0

0

135

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

135

Merlin

1

1

40

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

0

6

Total:

231

231

8035


Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:30 pm

Duration: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Walker


Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Fog or haze all day; otherwise partly cloudy; 61-85 degrees;
poor to fair visibility; winds light and variable, 0-6 mph

Raptor Observations: It was a challenge to find raptors obscured by
intervals of fog and fog banks rolling across the sky. Even so, it was
a good day for accipiters. Vultures went to and fro, finally migrating
after several hours during a clearer period. Three harriers in view at
the same time and then later another two traveling together.
Interesting to see such a good flight on light winds.

Non-raptor Observations: Spring arrival: Solitary Sandpiper; 2275 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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