Bashakill WMA, 5/25/14

My first decent Great Blue Heron shot of the season. Taken on Haven Road at the Bashakill WMA, 5/25/14.
My first decent Great Blue Heron shot of the season. Taken on Haven Road at the Bashakill WMA, 5/25/14.

Karen Miller and I birded the Bashakill this morning. I hit most of the hot spots at the Bash by the mornings end; Karen and I started at Haven Road and then moved on to the  Orchard/Stop Sign Trail, and then we hit Nature Trail before Karen had to leave to meet a friend. I continued on to the Horseshoe Trail and then ended my morning at the Deli Fields, where I enjoyed a delicious sandwich from the deli. It was not an overly exciting morning of birding, as we did find any out of the ordinary birds, just the usual suspects for this time of year, but we quietly put together a list of 48 species identified:

 

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I haven't had too many Cedar Waxwings this spring. Bashakill WMA, 5/25/14.
I haven’t had too many Cedar Waxwings this spring. Bashakill WMA, 5/25/14.
Baltimore Oriole at the Horseshoe Trail, Bashakill WMA, 5/25/14.
Baltimore Oriole at the Horseshoe Trail, Bashakill WMA, 5/25/14.

2 thoughts on “Bashakill WMA, 5/25/14”

  1. Matt,
    Our group had the same experience this morning, not a single migrant seen. I am very surprised that you only had five warblers though. That is really low. John

    1. John,

      I’m sure someone with a better ear for warblers would have done much better – it’s getting tough to see birds for sure. We did run into a couple of other birders who had a Canada Warbler on the Stop Sign Trail. Matt

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