Bashakill and Morningside Park – migration is on.

Two Lesser Yellowlegs at Morningside Park

I went to the “Nature Trail” at the Bashakill this morning in response to Scott Baldingers success there yesterday. If anything, there were more birds this morning. I failed to find the Worm-eating Warbler, but many other birds were seen. Here is the list of the highlights:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird – 35
Red-eyed Vireo – at least 20
Yellow-throated Vireo – 2
Carolina Wren – 3
House Wren -1
Chestnut-sided Warbler – 2
Black-throated Green – 1
Blackburnian Warbler – 1
American Redstart – 4
Common Yellowthroat – 3
CANDADA WARBLER – 3
SCARLET TANAGER – 10 with at least 4 males molting into winter plumage all in one tree.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – 3 all female
Orchard Oriole – 1 male
Baltimore Oriole – at least 8
as well as all the regularly expected resident passerines and woodpeckers. Several flycatchers were silent with the exception of one Least. At least 6 Great Egrets continue.

At Morningside Park, there was a change of shore birds overnight. Here is the list of highlights there:

Great Blue Heron – 3
Great Egret – 1
Green Heron – 3
Semipalmated Plover – 2
Killdeer – 10
Solitary Sandpiper – 1
Greater Yellowlegs – 2
Lesser Yellowlegs – 2
Least Sandpiper – 16
as well as the regularly expected passerines and waterfowl. The recent Semipalmated Sandpipers and the Pectoral Sandpiper were gone.

Apollo Plaza had 13 Killdeer, 1 Semipalmated Plover and 1 Solitary Sandpiper.
Sullivan County Community College – 20 Killdeer

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