Monthly Archives: February 2018

Migration continues

The Bashakill was the scene of extensive migration once again today.  Karen Miller and I spent the morning combing the area for new arrivals.  As we checked out the waterfowl on the water, the real show was in the sky … Continue reading

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Bashakill

The past week has been pretty incredible for the end of February.  We had many records set during a period that is often nearly devoid of birds here in Sullivan County.  Today, things moderated a bit more.  Northern Pintails that … Continue reading

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More Tundra Swans

I was having dinner this evening when I got a call from a neighbor across the lake.  He informed me that there were 23 Tundra Swans on his lake front!  His wife informed him they had arrived around 3 pm … Continue reading

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Another Great morning at the Bashakill

Thirty seven Tundra Swans above were a new record number for Sullivan Co. I started out at the Pine Boat Launch again this morning.  Northern Pintail(24), American Wigeon (34) and Gadwall (10) were all seen. Ring-necked Ducks numbered about (60) … Continue reading

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Bashakill

There was very little change at the Bashakill today, meaning high numbers of waterfowl continue.  The one species that had a significant increase was Ring-necked Duck.  I had 166 individuals today, my highest count so far.  New for the Bashakill … Continue reading

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Bashakill continues to entertain!

The numbers of waterfowl at the Bashakill this morning had increased considerably.  All the species were seen again today (no Cackling Goose) and had in some cases doubled in number.  From the Pine Boat Launch Tower, I counted 145 NORTHERN … Continue reading

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Bashakill explodes to life with waterfowl!

Cackling Goose is second from left of lower birds. This morning I headed to the Bashakill hoping for a repeat of the last several days.  Not only had it repeated, the activity had increased considerably.  This is a great showing … Continue reading

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