Bashakill WMA, 06/11/17

~A male American Redstart at the Bashakill’s Nature Trail, 06/11/17.~

My birding time was a little bit limited this weekend, but I did manage to do some early morning birding today at the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area. I had plans to meet up at the Bash with Linda Louise to do water-testing a little later in the morning, so I got up early to fit some birding in before that. I stopped at Haven Road, I walked the Birch Trail briefly, and I spent most of my time at the Nature Trail. The Bash was birdy with plenty of the usuals but nothing unexpected. Highlights for me included getting excellent binocular looks at a Common Gallinule from the Birch Trail and also of a rather bedraggled looking Broad-winged Hawk that flew over while Linda and I were water-testing at the fishing dock at the southern end of the Bash. In the end, between birding and water-testing, I had a total of 44 species.

~Up close and personal with a female Red-winged Blackbird at Haven Road, 06/11/17.~
~A chipmunk steals the early morning spotlight at the Nature Trail, 06/11/17.~

2 thoughts on “Bashakill WMA, 06/11/17”

  1. Matt – I saw this chipmunk photo on the Bash site, but didn’t see whose photo it was. Exceptionally nice!

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