Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • May 25

It was a mostly sunny and 73F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. The exodus of spring migrants from the park looks fairly complete with largely local nesting species being the only inhabitants. Tonight must have been Indigo Bunting Prom Night in Oatka, since most of the males were closely accompanied by females. :-) I had a very pleasant surprise when a secretive Common Yellowthroat popped into the open and allowed me to get a few pictures before it disappeared back into the understory. It was interesting to hear a Yellow-throated Vireo again after an absence of a few weeks. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo was a call, as was the raven. The crows did not make the raven wait long before it was escorted from the premises. :-) 


Eastern Towhee


Indigo Bunting


Indigo Buntings (male in front, female behind)


Indigo Buntings


Indigo Bunting


Indigo Bunting


Tree Swallows


Red Admiral


Common Yellowthroat


Common Yellowthroat


Common Yellowthroat


Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     5/25/11
Number of species:     40


Turkey Vulture     3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     1
Pileated Woodpecker     1
Eastern Wood-Pewee     4
Alder Flycatcher     2
Great Crested Flycatcher     3
Yellow-throated Vireo     1
Warbling Vireo     1
Red-eyed Vireo     4
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     6
Common Raven     1
Tree Swallow     4
House Wren     1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     1
Wood Thrush     4
American Robin     7
Gray Catbird     7
European Starling     1
Blue-winged Warbler     4
Yellow Warbler     15
Chestnut-sided Warbler     1
American Redstart     2
Ovenbird     1
Common Yellowthroat     6
Eastern Towhee     6
Chipping Sparrow     2
Field Sparrow     4
Song Sparrow     3
Scarlet Tanager     2
Northern Cardinal     8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     2
Indigo Bunting     10
Red-winged Blackbird     3
Brown-headed Cowbird     5
Baltimore Oriole     4
American Goldfinch     6
House Sparrow     2


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