Bashakill WMA, 4/24/14

Blue-winged Teals have been a bird I've struggled to get photos of in the past, but this year I've gotten close to a few. Bashakill WMA, 4/24/14.
Blue-winged Teals have been a bird I’ve struggled to get photos of in the past, but this year I’ve gotten close to a few. Bashakill WMA, 4/24/14.

IMG_7732I went out to the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area today after work. There has not been much bird movement, so I figured I would head out there in hopes of relocating the Little Blue Heron that was seen there yesterday. I figured my chances were pretty slim of finding that bird – John Haas had scoured the Bash the day before and today as well without any luck. On Haven Road, I ran into John along with Lance Vanderame and we shot the breeze for a little while. There was not much going on there, though I did watch a young Bald Eagle fly in and perch on a muskrat hill. After that I went over to the boat launch off of Route 209 where I was pleasantly surprised by a lingering pair of Blue-winged Teals. I also was able to get some photos of a couple of Wood Ducks:

A pair of Wood Ducks at the Bashakill WMA, 4/24/14.
A pair of Wood Ducks at the Bashakill WMA, 4/24/14.

I, of course, struck out with the Little Blue Heron, but it was still a nice evening at the Bash.

2 thoughts on “Bashakill WMA, 4/24/14”

    1. Thanks! I was shooting the BWTEs, so I was pretty motionless, and the two Wood Ducks came up out of the vegetation – made me happy.Matt

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