Friday, April 29, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • April 27

It was a mostly cloudy and windy, 83F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. Like most western New York regions reported today, Oatka saw a large influx of new bird species today borne by the strong southern winds. Warbler Loop's namesakes, Yellow Warblers, are now present in significant numbers along the Loop and elsewhere in the park. A Blue-headed Vireo was a pleasant surprise, followed by a group of more-expected Yellow-rumped Warblers. A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher made its way through the wooded section separating the western and eastern fields along Bluebird Trail. My first of the season Gray Catbird in Oatka was also present. Finally, Ruby-crowned Kinglets continue to be represented among the park's inhabitants. Add in the seemingly ever-present singing of the Brown Thrashers and Eastern Towhees, and things are pretty interesting at Oatka these days! :-)


Brown Thrasher


Brown Thrasher


Brown Thrasher


Eastern Cottontail


White Tail Deer


White Tail Deer


Eastern Bluebird


Eastern Bluebird


Eastern Bluebird


Downy Serviceberry


Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     4/27/11
Notes:      
Number of species:     32


Turkey Vulture     9
Red-tailed Hawk     2
Killdeer     1
Belted Kingfisher     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Downy Woodpecker     1
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     2
Blue-headed Vireo     1
Blue Jay     3
American Crow     4
Tree Swallow     4
Black-capped Chickadee     4
Tufted Titmouse     1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     1
Eastern Bluebird     1
American Robin     6
Gray Catbird     1
Brown Thrasher     3
Yellow Warbler     6
Yellow-rumped Warbler     3
Eastern Towhee     8
Chipping Sparrow     2
Field Sparrow     3
Song Sparrow     6
White-throated Sparrow     5
Dark-eyed Junco     1
Northern Cardinal     8
Red-winged Blackbird     6
Brown-headed Cowbird     7
American Goldfinch     7


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