Monthly Archives: October 2015

Close encounters

With the heavy rains on Wednesday, I traveled to all the usual hotspots for waterfowl. Very disappointing. I didn’t have a single migrant species of waterfowl. The rain kept most birds down and it was very quiet. On my drive … Continue reading

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Great afternoon at the Bashakill

This afternoon I returned to the Bashakill in hopes of finding the Red-headed Woodpecker again. Scott Baldinger joined me at the Nature Trail, but we were unable to locate it. We did find 60 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS though! From there I … Continue reading

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Bashakill – another great morning in spite of a major migration out.

Back to the Bashakill in hopes of a big migration as evidenced by radar last night. There was a major move, OUT! Hundreds of blackbirds yesterday were down to a dozen today. Sparrow numbers dropped by 75%. Warblers were down … Continue reading

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Monday at the Bashakill

Not having been to the Bashakill for several days I was anxious to get there to see if there had been any changes. First, I headed down to Six and a Half Station Roads Citgo Ponds. Matt Zeitler had found … Continue reading

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Swan Lake

Arlene Borko and I toured the county hot spots this morning hoping for some storm birds from last night. We had little luck anywhere. When we arrived at Swan Lake, everything changed. While we had nothing outstanding, we had some … Continue reading

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Bashakill – a nice morning of birding

I birded the Bashakill this morning looking for some new birds. Sparrow numbers were down, and I still haven’t found a Vesper Sparrow there. Still hoping for a good photo of one this year. In fact, all the passerines have … Continue reading

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Bashakill Dunlin Update

This afternoon I returned to the Bashakill just after 4 pm. I was hoping the Dunlin would still be there, as some people were still planning on coming to see it. It was still there! I watched the bird for … Continue reading

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