Saturday, June 11, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • June 10

It was a mostly cloudy and 75F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was a very quiet afternoon for the birds, with most activity confined to pockets throughout the park. My first surprise came as I walked the dirt road from the parking lot to the woods when I heard a timid version of Eastern Phoebe song. I eventually tracked the source to a juvenile phoebe hanging around the lodge overhang. I never found the phoebe nest in this area this year, though nesting around the lodge is almost automatic judging from all the nests from previous years. Later on along Bluebird Trail, I found one adult Eastern Bluebird and three juvenile Eastern Bluebirds in the copse. Two of the juveniles were playing follow the leader with the adult while the third was placidly perched nearby, making for a nice photo-op. The rest of the walk was spent checking on various other species that were pretty much on their nesting stations.

Eastern Phoebe (juvenile)

Pearly Crescentspot

Pearly Crescentspot

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Northern Cardinal

Eastern Towhee

Little Wood Satyr

Baltimore Oriole

Yellow Warbler

Cedar Waxwing

Eastern Bluebird (juvenile)

Eastern Bluebird (juvenile)

Field Sparrow

Rough-fruited Cinquefoil

Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     6/10/11
Number of species:     32

Turkey Vulture     2
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Eastern Wood-Pewee     6
Eastern Phoebe     1
Warbling Vireo     1
Red-eyed Vireo     3
Blue Jay     2
American Crow     4
Tree Swallow     1
Barn Swallow     3
Black-capped Chickadee     3
Tufted Titmouse     1
Eastern Bluebird     4
American Robin     10
Gray Catbird     5
Cedar Waxwing     6
Blue-winged Warbler     2
Yellow Warbler     12
American Redstart     1
Ovenbird     1
Common Yellowthroat     1
Eastern Towhee     6
Field Sparrow     7
Song Sparrow     7
Scarlet Tanager     1
Northern Cardinal     6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     2
Indigo Bunting     6
Red-winged Blackbird     4
Brown-headed Cowbird     4
Baltimore Oriole     3
American Goldfinch     12

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