Bashakill migration Fallout!

This morning I headed to the Bash at 9am in spite of the pouring rain. I knew that the south west winds should have given us our first real push of spring and that the rain would put birds down. I was thrilled at what I found. I started at the Stop Sign Trail parking lot. I imediately had Prairie, Yellow, Black and White and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Several American Redstarts and Warbling and Blue-headed Vireos. I called Scott Baldinger who came right over. By the time he arrived, I had seen a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak and three Baltimore Orioles. A Great Crested Flycatcher was a surprise, followed shortly by a Least Flycatcher. An Indigo Bunting was right on the parking lot. Both Virginia Rail and American Bittern were heard. Scott and I then headed to Haven and South Roads. Haven Road gave great views of a second American Bittern. South Road was most productive with several mixed species flocks. On his way over, Scott had a Black-throated Blue Warbler, but we couldn’t find it again. Black-throated Greens were seen in several spots as were Yellow-rumps. Also seen were House Finches and a Purple Finch. At the Nature Trail we found our third Blue-winged Warbler of the day, another Least Flycatcher and a White-crowned Sparrow among many others. Baltimore Orioles ended up numbering at least seven for the day. Yellow-throated Vireos were quite vocal, making them easy to find. Arlene Borko and I went out again in the afternoon, getting many of the same birds from the morning and adding a few additional birds including Ovenbird. At the end of the day, we finally found a Spotted Sandpiper and found a pair of Common Gallinules. Wen ended the day with 75 species between all of us and upon returning home, I had three Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at my feeders and yet another Great Crested Flycatcher.

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2 Responses to Bashakill migration Fallout!

  1. scott says:

    Paula had the pair of House Finches and a bright male Purple Finch (probably the one we heard singing from South Rd) and the pair of House Finch we saw earlier on south Rd at our feeders while we were out this morning. That Parula is back again between our house and 1067 South Rd.
    3 days in a row now. See you out there!

    • Scott, Forgot to mention I stopped at your house for the hummer today and heard the parula. I have at least two hummers at the feeders this evening, maybe three. John


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