Date: 5/17/19 8:52 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, May 17, 2019 56 Raptors Mississippi Kite, White Pelicans
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 17, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

14

44

368

Turkey Vulture

21

565

5756

Osprey

1

31

404

Bald Eagle

1

39

127

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

192

893

Cooper's Hawk

0

55

265

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

15

170

567

Red-tailed Hawk

1

19

154

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

1

4

43

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

1

4

10

Mississippi Kite

1

1

1

Total:

56

1137

8941

Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 4:00 pm

Duration: 7 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Dan Haas, Chris Reed, Hugh Hoffman


Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Mostly cloudy, becoming partly cloudy; 66-83 degrees; fair to
good visibility; winds mostly with a southwest component, 5-9 mph

Raptor Observations: First MISSISSIPPI KITE of the season. 9:38
Daylight Time. An adult, it was seen for about 20 seconds before
disappearing over the trees on the far edge of the pond. We waited
patiently for it to reappear, but no luck. Otherwise, like yesterday,
vultures and broadwings were the main feature, with most of the flight
after a period of a darker cloud layer.

Non-raptor Observations: A flock of 10 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS
gracefully flew northward on the far side of the pond. Yellow-billed
Cuckoo, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, continuing female Ring-necked
Duck. From the parking lot upon leaving, Dan Haas spied a Black Tern
flying in the river. ebird checklist with photo of pelicans:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56429837

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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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