I birded the Bashakill this morning, mostly Haven Road. I spent two hours there, unable to pull myself away. There was a big transition in birds overnight, but some specialties remained. As I was seeing so many great birds, I texted Scott Baldinger, who soon joined me. Between us we had eleven species of sparrows, the highlights of which were VESPER, LINCOLN’S, WHITE-CROWNED and SAVANNAH! (Scott had the Lincoln’s and White-crowned) Also seen were Swamp, Song, White-throated, House, Chipping, Field Sparrows and Dark-eyed Junco! I think that’s an amazing tally for one small stretch of road! As if that weren’t enough, I was thrilled to turn to my right and see a beautiful GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH feeding on a Winter Berry Bush right in the open along the road. It was immediately joined by a Hermit Thrush that were both flushed by a loud truck before I could get a shot of them. At the Deli Fields, Scott and I also had a SWAINSON’S THRUSH (another of which was in my yard when I got home). Yellow-rumped Warblers were again abundant with about 50 seen. Palm Warblers were more scarce with only 5 seen. A Common Yellowthroat the last thing rounded out the warblers. A big surprise also on Haven Road were four TREE SWALLOWS that passed by just before noon. I think this is the latest date I have ever had them. Raptors included Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks, Cooper’s Hawk, Bald Eagle and Turkey Vulture. This is the third day of great birding at the Bashakill!