Date: 5/4/19 8:10 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, May 4, 2019 201 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

5

6

330

Turkey Vulture

140

186

5377

Osprey

5

15

388

Bald Eagle

2

3

91

Northern Harrier

0

7

50

Sharp-shinned Hawk

17

142

843

Cooper's Hawk

7

36

246

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

22

37

434

Red-tailed Hawk

2

2

137

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

0

135

Merlin

1

2

41

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:

201

436

8240


Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers:: Chris Reed


Visitors: Ellen; Bernette and Kerri Picard, the Flanders family, Bob
McGovern

Weather: Fog or haze all day with periods of mostly cloudy skies;
63-72 degrees; poor to fair visibility; winds light and variable,
often with a northerly component, 0-6 mph

Raptor Observations: Four migrants during the first three hours and
then the fog lifted some, spurring a flight of almost 200 raptors.

Non-raptor Observations: Six late Horned Grebes; 1485 Blue Jays.
Numerous dragonflies moving north.

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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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