Date: 5/31/19 7:39 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, May 31, 2019 7 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 31, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

99

423

Turkey Vulture

6

783

5974

Osprey

0

55

428

Bald Eagle

0

90

178

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

193

894

Cooper's Hawk

0

56

266

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

0

251

648

Red-tailed Hawk

0

23

158

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

1

5

11

Mississippi Kite

0

40

40

Total:

7

1614

9418

Start Time: 9:30 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Hal Wierenga, Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Sue Ricciardi, Ralph Geuder, Jane Geuder



Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Partly cloudy; 75-84 degrees; excellent visibility; winds
westerly sometimes with a northwest component, 7-13 mph

Raptor Observations: A pleasant refreshing day with just a few
migrants

Non-raptor Observations: A family of five White-breasted Nuthatches
scouring the bark of a gum tree for larval prey. An Eastern Kingbird
nest in the tree next to the one with the Orchard Oriole nest. The
kingbird nest was full of fishing line that also was strung out a few
feet from the nest. One has to hope that a kingbird doesn't get caught
in it.

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Note: The count will extend several days into June, but mostly on
favorable wind days. With the increasingly hotter days, observations
are being made in the shade of trees by the restroom buildings or
across from the playground.


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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