Bashakill Explodes to life again!

For the third Friday in a row, the Bashakill exploded to life again today. Scott Baldinger, Bruce Nott and I birded the Bash for four hours this morning, never getting any farther than the Orchard/Stop Sign Trail and the Nature Trail. Warblers were abundant! We had a total of 22 Species of Warbler! I met Bruce at the Orchard and he informed me he had had a SORA from Haven Road a short time earlier. I had not been able to connect with this species so far this year even though it had been reported a number of times. I explained that to Bruce and we had walked only twenty feet when a SORA let out a full whinny!! Music to both our ears!! The Orchard was alive. Canada and Magnolia Warblers were everywhere! Redstart, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat were all abundant! Chestnut-sided, Ovenbird and Louisiana Waterthrush were also easily seen or heard. We spoke with Scott who was at that time on the Nature Trail. He informed us of the great things he was finding there. We eventually all met up and covered both areas over the course of the morning. At the Nature Trail, Cerulean, Black-throated Blue and Green Warblers, more Wilson’s Warblers, Nashville, Hooded and Northern Parula were all seen. The best warbler for me at least, was a male BAY-BREASTED I spotted high in a tree at the back of the Nature Trail. As Bruce got on the bird, a second Bay-breasted joined it, a pair. They showed well, remaining for some time, allowing Scott to get there to see them as well. Swainson’s Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Great Crested Flycatcher were all easily seen. We ended the morning with 70 species! Great Birding!!

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3 Responses to Bashakill Explodes to life again!

  1. Wilma Amthor says:

    I am so jealous!!!! If you are going to be there tomorrow am, may I hang out with my bird magnet friend again???

    Wilma

  2. Wilma Amthor says:

    Thank you!!

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