The last several days have been a windfall for birders! Many early arrivals have occurred and all of us birding locally have had a great time. I really don’t know where to begin, but suffice it to say its been great. Yesterday, I had our FOS GREAT EGRETS fly through the Bashakill. Today was just amazing. I found two breeding plumage HORNED GREBE on Yankee Lake first thing this morning. I decided to head up county to check the water there when I got a call from Scott Baldinger that he had found a CASPIAN TERN at the Main Boat Launch at the Bashakill! I turned around and headed there fast! The bird had initially disappeared, and after nearly a half hour search, we were just calling it quits when I turned around and the bird flew in right behind us! Arlene Borko, Linda Scrima, Bruce Nott, Joe Cullen and I had great views and photo ops! Scott had left for an appointment, but returned later. THANKS SCOTT! Also at the Bash were nine more Horned Grebe. From the Bashakill, Arlene and I birded several of the lakes in the county. Many birds had come in, highlights of which were: DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, AMERICAN PIPIT, RUDDY DUCK, LONG-TAILED DUCK and more! I later returned to the Bashakill where the Caspian Tern continued to the delight of many birders! Great morning!