This morning, Arlene Borko, Scott Baldinger, Mary Busky and I birded the Bashakill. It was a very cold rainy morning to be out. That said, the kill is still jumping. Passerines were very quiet with blackbirds being the most conspicuous. Waterfowl numbers were still high with some new birds around. Scott alerted me first thing in the morning that there was a drake GADWALL on Haven Road with the large flock of Ring-necked Ducks. We were all able to find the bird, a FOS for us all. There were also 7 American Wigeon on Haven Road among the Mallards, Blacks, Pied-billed Grebes and Bufflehead. At the Main Boat Launch, one of the 3 Common Loons Lance Verderame had seen last evening was still present. Two RED-NECKED GREBES in breeding plumage continued as well. At least three American Coots were present today. The Northern Pintail was seen briefly in flight. Horned Grebe numbered at least 8 individuals. Mary and I walked the Birch Trail to the tower, finding the pair of Blue-winged Teal again today. It was somewhat quiet off the tower, only about 100 Ring-necked Ducks and 4 Lesser Scaup being seen. Upon our return to the Main Boat Launch, I spotted a non-breeding plumage RED-THROATED LOON!! I will have to check my records, but I don’t believe I’ve ever had this species at the Bashakill before. This species normally is found on our deep water lakes further up county. I’m sure there is much more going on at the Bash, but the cold, wind and rain finally sent us home.