Sunday, March 27, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • March 26

It was a sunny and 33F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was another quiet run with a thin distribution of birds throughout the park. Maple Hill continues to be the "birdiest" spot in the park at the present. What I found most interesting is the relatively large number of titmice on the hill these days and the impressive array of songs and calls they are using -- far more than given in my Audubon app on my iPod. (This is the same extensive collection as in the Sibley app.) When I finally made it back to the parking lot, a large group of Turkey Vultures put on a nice spiraling display to finishing the outing in style!

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

White Tail Deer

Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     3/26/11
Number of species:     14

Turkey Vulture     11
Red-tailed Hawk     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker     1
Blue Jay     2
American Crow     11
Black-capped Chickadee     7
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
Golden-crowned Kinglet     1
American Robin     15
White-throated Sparrow     1
Northern Cardinal     4
Red-winged Blackbird     5

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