Monthly Archives: March 2018

More movement at the Bashakill

This morning, Scott Baldinger and I birded the Bashakill, concentrating on passerines.  Waterfowl has continued to be about the same, so we stuck to the woods for a while.  Highlights there were my FOS county YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS!  There were four … Continue reading

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Bashakill in the afternoon.

This afternoon I headed back to the Bashakill to try for anything I might have missed. As I was arriving, Scott Baldinger called to inform me of several new, good birds he had found this afternoon.  All those birds were … Continue reading

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Bashakill Salamanders

Birds weren’t the only creatures on the move at the Bashakill overnight.  Salamanders are making their early spring sojourn to the water. Large numbers of Red Efts are moving downslope over South Road, to the peril of many.  Also moving … Continue reading

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Major Migration Overnight!

A major migration event took place overnight at the Bashakill. Species increased considerably in most areas, though waterfowl in general remained about the same.  Most notable of movement seen this morning were two huge skeins of SNOW GEESE that together … Continue reading

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County Migration

For the first time in quite a while, I birded locations other than the Bashakill (before heading to the Bashakill).  I checked up county a few days ago, and all the lakes and reservoirs were still completely frozen.  The only … Continue reading

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Migration Update

I returned to the Bashakill for about an hour late this afternoon.  I pulled into the Pine Boat Launch and immediately saw an Eastern Phoebe flycatching from a snag near the steps.  I got out to take a photo but … Continue reading

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Bashakill Migration

Migration was a again very evident at the Bashakill this morning.  There was a distinct uptake in numbers of several species and ducks actually seemed to increase over yesterday too (unless I just didn’t connect with them yesterday).  Noticeable increases … Continue reading

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