Thursday, March 3, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • March 2

It was a mostly sunny and windy, 25F sunset birding hike in Oatka today. The wind and resulting wind chill was brutal, so it is no wonder I saw precious few birds out today. Crows streamed eastward through the sky, though they looked like they were blown helter-skelter at least as often as they made forward progress. :-) Groups of robins flew overhead, as well, though largely from group of trees to group of trees so that their progress was more of a sprint-rest-sprint-rest affair. Chickadees hugged the regions near the ground. By the creek a brave Red-bellied Woodpecker called out briefly, while a few Mallards found refuge from the raging current of Oatka Creek at the base of the dam ruins. The only other additional bird life would be found briefly on White Tail Trail where a pair of White-throated Sparrows flew from deep cover to land on and protect their Staghorn Sumac bush berries from me as I walked by. As soon as I passed, they disappeared back into their shelter from the elements.

Mallards

American Red Squirrel

White Tail Deer

Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     3/2/11
Number of species:     6

Mallard     8
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
American Crow     33
Black-capped Chickadee     6
American Robin     21
White-throated Sparrow     2

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