Trip Leader: Geuder, Ralph
Date of Trip: Sunday, April 26, 2009
Location: Fort Smallwood Park
Details: The raptor species and totals for the day are
shown below. (All other sightings are shown as "Non-raptor Observations.")
The people on the Howard field trip did not necessarily see that many.
Weather: Sunny becoming partly cloudy late in the day; 64-91 degrees; good visibility; winds: calm to SW to W to NNW to WNW, 0-10 mph
Raptor Observations: Mostly clear skies made detecting migrants challenging
Number on trip: 8
Over 2200 Blue Jays counted; 300 American Goldfinches; New Arrivals: Northern Waterthrush, Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Cattle Egret; the Common Raven of yesterday was seen on exactly the same day (April 25) as the first sighting of the species in 1998.