Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • March 24

It was a sunny, windy, and cold 37F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. The cold seemed to be inhibiting bird activity, as birds were, for the most part, scarce and thinly distributed throughout the park. The most entertaining event was standing atop Maple Hill in the biting wind, watching an impromptu vortex of six Turkey Vultures form overhead and spiral at treetop level around me for several passes. Binoculars were not needed to see their red heads. Then the line of birds straightened out and in pretty much single file resumed following Steward Road in a westwardly direction.

American Robin

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Northern Cardinal

Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     3/24/11
Notes:    
Number of species:     16

Turkey Vulture     6
Cooper's Hawk     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Downy Woodpecker     2
Hairy Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker     2
American Crow     3
Black-capped Chickadee     12
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
American Robin     20
Song Sparrow     1
Dark-eyed Junco     1
Northern Cardinal     6
Red-winged Blackbird     4
Common Grackle     7

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