Date: 5/29/19 6:26 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, May 29, 2019 29 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 29, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

8

98

422

Turkey Vulture

6

768

5959

Osprey

3

54

427

Bald Eagle

1

89

177

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

193

894

Cooper's Hawk

1

56

266

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

8

247

644

Red-tailed Hawk

0

22

157

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

2

137

Merlin

0

5

44

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

4

10

Mississippi Kite

2

40

40

Total:

29

1590

9394

Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi


Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Partly cloudy; 82-91 degrees; fair to good visibility; winds
from the WSW increasing in velocity over the course of the day, 7-13
mph, gusting to 22 mph

Raptor Observations: Two more Mississippi Kites at 1:29 and 2:04 pm
daylight time, high fliers in the heat. Total of MKs observed this
season is now an astounding 40 (previous seasonal high is 16). Local
Peregrine Falcon.

Non-raptor Observations: Female Orchard Oriole has been nest building
for a few days.

Predictions: Note: With the increasingly hotter days, observations are
being made in the shade of trees by the restroom buildings or across
from the playground.

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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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