Bashakill 5/13

One of three Swainson's Thrush on the Thrush Point section of the Nature Trail.  Note the buffy eye ring and golden wash to face and throat

One of three Swainson’s Thrush on the Thrush Point section of the Nature Trail. Note the buffy eye ring and golden wash to face and throat

This morning was very cold and windy. Temps hovered in the low 40’s and it is forecasted to be colder tomorrow morning. That said, it was fairly birdy. I managed 14 species of warbler, not including a likely Blackpoll that was high in the canopy right where the Cape May was seen yesterday. Three of us couldn’t decide for sure which species it was, so no bird. (it never showed itself). “Thrush Point”, the woodland trail to the tower from the Nature Trail, held true to its name. Numerous Robins, Wood Thrush and Veery were in the company of the three continuing SWAINSON’S THRUSH! No Gray-cheeked yet. Pied-billed Grebe continue to be heard as do the Common Gallinules. Hopefully this cold spell will pass and a new wave of migrants will come in.

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2 Responses to Bashakill 5/13

  1. Peter Wulfhorst says:

    Thanks, John for the update. I was out this weekend and saw many Cerulean warblers along the Delaware River in the Recreation area. Do you know where I can find a Mourning Warbler or Yellow-bellied Flycatcher locally? Thanks.

    • Peter,     Both are seen each year at the Bashakill.  Some years are better than others.  We haven’t had either yet this year, but they are due any time now.  The Orchard/Stop Sign Trail and the Nature Trail are the best sites for these birds.  Good luck, John

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