Date: 5/15/19 6:47 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, May 15, 2019 33 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 15, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

12

336

Turkey Vulture

17

493

5684

Osprey

0

28

401

Bald Eagle

2

36

124

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

190

891

Cooper's Hawk

0

54

264

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

10

129

526

Red-tailed Hawk

2

16

151

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

1

3

42

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

3

9

Total:

33

977

8781

Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Official Counter: Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Sue Ricciardi, Chris Reed, Ralph Geuder, Hal Wierenga


Weather: Sunny at first, becoming partly cloudy; 60-74 degrees; good
to excellent visibility; winds most often with a northwest component,
8-14 mph, gusting to 23 mph

Raptor Observations: A day with more promise than results. On high
Mississippi Kite alert, we were teased by the appearance of the first
Common Nighthawks of the season.

Non-raptor Observations: Chimney Swift 60, Bank Swallow 2, Warbling
Vireo

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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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