Sunday, May 22, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • May 22

It was a cloudy 59F sunrise birding hiking in Oatka today. Spring migrant activity picked up a bit today with Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, and Bay-breasted Warblers. I saw a pair of American Restarts having a difference of opinion around the swamp at the base of Maple Hill. The Black-billed Cuckoo was a call and numbers for Alder Flycatchers and Red-eyed Vireos seemed high today. Numbers for Indigo Buntings are also increasing. Finally, I had my first-of-the-season Ruby-throated Hummingbird for Oatka today, though I see in eBird that someone else reported a hummer for Oatka yesterday. It is always interesting to see a hummer perched on a power line that is as big around as the bird! :-)

Alder Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Bay-breasted Warbler. Too bad this picture is out-of-focus. The colors are vivid, however!

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Tree Swallows

Tree Swallow

Song Sparrow

Eastern Bluebird

Baltimore Oriole

Wood Thrush

Scarlet Tanager

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     5/22/11
Number of species:     51

Canada Goose     2
Mallard     1
Killdeer     1
Mourning Dove     1
Black-billed Cuckoo     1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
Downy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     3
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Alder Flycatcher     7
Eastern Phoebe     1
Great Crested Flycatcher     2
Warbling Vireo     2
Red-eyed Vireo     8
Blue Jay     2
American Crow     8
Tree Swallow     4
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse     1
Carolina Wren     1
House Wren     1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     2
Eastern Bluebird     1
Wood Thrush     7
American Robin     14
Gray Catbird     14
European Starling     3
Blue-winged Warbler     11
Yellow Warbler     14
Chestnut-sided Warbler     1
Magnolia Warbler     1
Black-throated Blue Warbler     1
Black-throated Green Warbler     1
Bay-breasted Warbler     1
American Redstart     1
Ovenbird     1
Common Yellowthroat     8
Hooded Warbler     2
Eastern Towhee     9
Field Sparrow     6
Song Sparrow     4
Scarlet Tanager     1
Northern Cardinal     7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     6
Indigo Bunting     5
Red-winged Blackbird     4
Brown-headed Cowbird     8
Baltimore Oriole     5
American Goldfinch     5
House Sparrow     2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(