Bashakill Area Association Spring Warbler Walk

A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak was a real show stopper.

A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak was a real show stopper.

This morning I lead the Spring Warbler Walk at the Bashakill. 26 Participants turned out for what would be a great day of birding. We had many FOS species, and many people got their first looks ever at some species. Warblers were actually not as numerous today as they have been the last couple of days. That said, some nice warblers were seen. Yellow Warbler, Common Yellow-throat, Black and White Warbler and American Redstart were either common or abundant (Yellow Warbler). A single Prairie Warbler was present at the Stop Sign Trail parking area. Warbling Vireo had come in and several were seen. One Ovenbird and a Yellow-throated Vireo were heard. Baltimore Orioles and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were both present and cooperative. These are the species everyone ooohs and ahhs over, and they didn’t disappoint. On the marsh, Wood Ducks were seen in many places. Great Blue Herons and a Mute Swan were seen as well. At the south end, off the Horseshoe Parking lot, the Common Gallinule pair continued and were very entertaining for all of us present. Two Least Flycatchers were in the same area. Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey and Bald Eagles were all seen. We had a total of 50 species. It was a great morning of birding for all! I’d like to thank Karen Miller for her help with getting everyone on the birds.
a singing male Baltimore Oriole caught everyone's attention.

a singing male Baltimore Oriole caught everyone’s attention.

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7 Responses to Bashakill Area Association Spring Warbler Walk

  1. Wilma Amthor says:

    Great shots John

    I’m so glad I put my oranges out this morning. I had a nice male Baltimore Oriole this evening.!!
    Thank you for your time today!! And Yesterday, too.


  2. Lori & Gordon says:

    Thanks for yet another wonderful stroll thru the Bash. Between the great weather, a couple of crowd pleasers, and really nice company (Arlene and Karen especially) we left with a smile on our faces. See you all again soon.

  3. Mitchell Klein says:

    As a very beginning birder, I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and learned a lot and also realized, there’s lots more to learn. Here is a link to my pics from that day at the Bashakill – my lens is not that great for birding but until I win the lottery it will have to do…

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