Bashakill Annual Wonderful Water Fowl Field Trip

This morning 19 participants joined me for my annual Water Fowl field trip. We had a great morning though the wind and cold made it somewhat of a challenge. We had a dozen species of ducks as well as Canada Geese and Mute Swan. We missed a couple of species that were reported but that we couldn't connect with. The highlight of the morning however was a gorgeous adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK !!! (see photo below) Seen well by all, this species is much sought after by birders. Matt Zeitler, who was a participant was able to get a nice shot of the bird as it circled overhead on Haven Road. Thanks Matt for sharing a photo with us. We ended the morning with 40 species and some great looks at our spring ducks. Here is a complete list of birds seen today:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

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