Bashakill Deli Fields

Vesper Sparrow at the Deli Fields

Vesper Sparrow at the Deli Fields

The Deli Fields continue to be extremely active this morning. Arlene Borko, Karen Miller and I birded the fields from 8 – 10 am today. Sparrows continue to dominate the scene. Song, Swamp, White-throated and Chipping Sparrows are abundant. Somehow, we didn’t run in to any White-crowned or Lincoln’s Sparrows this morning, but they are surely still there. Likewise, we could not relocate the Clay-colored Sparrow from yesterday. Field and Savannah Sparrows were seen in a couple of spots. The bird of the morning however was a very cooperative VESPER SPARROW! It remained in the road feeding for at least twenty minutes. We were able to follow it, getting lots of photo ops. A year bird for Arlene, it was a lifer for Karen. Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers were both abundant. There were plenty of other birds too. American Goldfinch, House Finch, Carolina Wren, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-winged Blackbird and Eastern Phoebes were all seen. A single Cooper’s Hawk circled overhead. All in all a great morning of birding.

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2 Responses to Bashakill Deli Fields

  1. The Deli Fields sure are hopping! Love the shot of the White-crowned Sparrow from yesterday.

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