Six and a Half Station Road and the Bashakill

Green Heron at Six and a Half Station Road.

Green Heron at Six and a Half Station Road.


This morning I headed directly to Six and a Half Station Road to try for the Green Heron that was first found by Kathy Ashman earlier this week. It has been repeated by others and I was hoping it would still be around as it was a FOS species for me. A short walk out the trail and bingo, there it was. I kind of felt sorry for it as I flushed it immediately and in the 25 degree temps it looked rather forlorn. It seemed to be faring well enough though. All the usual suspects were seen including Tree Swallows, Green-winged Teal and Killdeer. On to the Bashakill. Everything seemed about the same there with the exception that many species ie. American Robins, Tree Swallows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Sparrows, Rusty Blackbirds and kinglets seemed to be in far fewer numbers than recent days. Birds that remained abundant were Wilson’s Snipe and Green-winged Teal. There were still a few Blue-winged Teal around as well. My only warblers this morning were Pine Warblers, though Steve Altman had seen a Palm Warbler as well.
Wilson's Snipe continue in good number with at least a dozen along the channel by the bridge on Haven Road.

Wilson’s Snipe continue in good number with at least a dozen along the channel by the bridge on Haven Road.


Pine Warblers are being seen at almost all stands of pines at the Bashakill.

Pine Warblers are being seen at almost all stands of pines at the Bashakill.

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2 Responses to Six and a Half Station Road and the Bashakill

  1. Kathleen Ashman says:

    So glad to hear you were able to get the Green Heron, John! great shot of the Pine Warbler as well!

  2. Thanks Kathy, and thanks for finding the Green Heron! John

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