This morning I got out late again, and took a ride along the Neversink River at Bridgeville. I was hoping to spot some more merganser chicks or something of interest in the great location. I never found and mergs or kingfishers for that matter, but it was quite birdy along the river. The most unexpected find was a Pied-billed Grebe. I had found one here five or six weeks ago and thought it strange. I don’t think they would breed on the river, but I could be mistaken. At any rate I never entered the first sighting in ebird, so I blew that. The bird was in the exact same location today and diving actively. I tried for a while to get some photos but it was up and down and them disappeared. Finally, I walked along the road and peeked through some bushes and it sat long enough for me to get a shot. From there, I took a quick ride to the Bashakill. Still very hot and relatively quiet there, but I finally saw my first black bear of the year. It crossed right in front of me on the road through the Orchard. I waited it out for some time as it had crossed into the woods on the marsh side, which is really not a very large area. It disappeared in the thick vegetation and I never saw it again.