Bashakill Comes to Life!

Most of the 29 Great Egrets present at the Bashakill the last two days can be seen in this shot.

Most of the 29 Great Egrets present at the Bashakill the last two days can be seen in this shot.


We finally had some good movement overnight with our first northwest winds in some time. A good rain storm just before dawn also helped and we had a lot of birds put down. There were many birders out this morning enjoying the influx of birds. At the Orchard off Haven Road we had a nice assortment of warblers and vireos. Black and White, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green and Blue, American Redstart and Magnolia Warbler were all seen. Vireos included Blue-headed, Red-eyed and Yellow-throated. I heard a Bay-breasted was seen, but not by me. From there we went to the Nature Trail. Here we added Common Yellowthroat and Ovenbird. The vireos increased as well, adding both Warbling and PHILADELPHIA VIREO! Other nice finds here included Wood and Swainson’s Thrush. I also heard that Tennessee and Palm Warblers were seen, but again, not by me. The 29 Great Egrets continued on the marsh off Haven Road as well. All in all, an eventful morning.

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One Response to Bashakill Comes to Life!

  1. kcmiller says:

    Diane and I ran into Jim Clinton on the bridge this afternoon. He said that a Barred Owl was flushed by the observation tower on the Nature Trail, by a red-tailed hawk, I think. He had walked right by it and never saw it until it flew. Tough birding today!

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