Bashakill Saturday morning

Our largest Salamander locally, growing to 10 inches.

Our largest Salamander locally, growing to 10 inches.

Prehistoric looking Yellow-spotted Salamander at the Bashakill 11/2/13

Prehistoric looking Yellow-spotted Salamander at the Bashakill 11/2/13

There was very limited hunting again this morning at the Bashakill. We actually only heard one shot. Karen Miller, Arlene Borko, Scott Baldinger and I spent most of our time on the Birch Trail and even though the ducks were mostly settled down out of our view, there were still plenty there. Easily seen were Mallards, Blacks, Green-winged Teal, Wood Duck and Northern Pintail. The five Coots at the boat launch couldn’t be found, but the two at the Fisherman’s Spring along South Road were still present. Also of note, the Snow Goose has returned to the Bashakill from Yankee Lake. For me, the best sighting of the day however was a neat YELLOW-SPOTTED SALAMANDER! Though supposedly quite common, I only get to see one every other year or so. This one was crossing the road and I took it out of the way of traffic. I was able to show it to Scott and Paula and their friend, while taking some photos of it. Great morning.

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2 Responses to Bashakill Saturday morning

  1. Deb Kral says:

    What a handsome salamander, I’ve never seen that one, John!!!

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