Saturday, June 4, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • June 2

It was a sunny and breezy 66F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was another quiet evening broken up with a nice encounter with an eye-level Great Crested Flycatcher by the creek bridge and a group of Cedar Waxwings along Bluebird Trail of which two were engaging in courtship behavior. There continues to be new storm damage from the winds of the past couple days with two new and huge blowdown, one along Black Billed Cuckoo Trail and the other along Brown Creeper Trail. A pair of Baltimore Orioles appear to be actively interested in nesting in the copse along Bluebird Trail again this year. (Orioles nested there last year.) Finally, it has been several days since I've seen any activity around the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher nest, though I have still been generally hearing the gnatcatchers in the general area (though not tonight).


Pearly Crescentspot


Great Crescent Flycatcher


Cedar Waxwing


Cedar Waxwing


Cedar Waxwings


Cedar Waxwings


Cedar Waxwings


Field Sparrow


Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     6/2/11
Number of species:     31


Great Blue Heron     1
Turkey Vulture     3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     1
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Alder Flycatcher     1
Great Crested Flycatcher     2
Warbling Vireo     1
Red-eyed Vireo     4
Blue Jay     2
American Crow     2
Tree Swallow     2
Black-capped Chickadee     1
House Wren     1
Eastern Bluebird     2
Wood Thrush     2
American Robin     10
Gray Catbird     2
Cedar Waxwing     7
Blue-winged Warbler     3
Yellow Warbler     17
Ovenbird     1
Common Yellowthroat     5
Eastern Towhee     5
Field Sparrow     6
Song Sparrow     2
Northern Cardinal     7
Indigo Bunting     12
Red-winged Blackbird     4
Brown-headed Cowbird     1
Baltimore Oriole     4
American Goldfinch     2


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