Friday, March 4, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • March 3

It was a mostly sunny and 30F sunset birding hike in Oatka today. The bird activity continues to diminish in the evenings. It seems most of the evident food in the park may be largely exhausted, so perhaps the wintering individuals have temporarily moved off to forage elsewhere until the spring food sources appear in the park. I saw a nice large "vee" of Canada Geese as I walked the fields of Black Billed Cuckoo Trail. The only other item of note, though not bird related, was walking onto the bridge over the creek and seeing an American Mink swim along the far bank and exit the water near the base of the bridge. As usual, I momentarily forgot I had a camera and only ended up with one so-so picture of the mink before it made it back into cover and disappeared. :-)
American Mink

Mallards

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

Canada Goose     80
Mallard     2
American Crow     4
Black-capped Chickadee     4
Tufted Titmouse     1
Northern Cardinal     7

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