This morning I spent time at Morningside Park. There was a nice assortment of Shore birds there. Three Killdeer, two Least Sandpipers, two Semipalmated Plovers, One Semipalmated Sandpiper, One Pectoral Sandpiper and one Spotted Sandpiper. Also present, two Kingfishers, one Double-crested Cormorant and a Great Blue Heron. From there I went to the Hawk Watch for a few hours. It was the first day of the season and movement was expectedly slow. I had Ten Broad-winged Hawks, one Bald Eagle and one Cooper’s Hawk. Late in the day I went to the Bashakill where things were really jumping. I birded the Stop Sign Trail, Orchard and Haven Road parking area on 209 side. I had all five expected Vireos, Philadelphia and Blue-headed the highlights, six species of warblers and many resident birds. A Great Crested Flycatcher was my first in some time. Great day!