Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • June 20

It was a partially sunny and 81F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was a surprisingly birdy walk compared to the past couple weeks. My first surprise was a singing Brown Thrasher along the dirt road leading from the parking lot into the woods. Perhaps it is looking to start a second brood. It certainly was acting just like how these birds do when they first show up at the beginning of the season. A Hooded Warbler was singing at the edge of the woods as I entered. I whistled back to it and it replied. This went on for two to three dozen call and replies without the bird revealing its location, so I conceded the game and moved on. Several Tree Swallows were flycatching in the vicinity of Warbler Loop near the creek, however, the creek itself was quiet. As I was finishing up along White Tail Trail, a kettle of fourteen Turkey Vultures wheeled in the sky.


Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher

Pearly Crescentspot

White-tailed Deer

Indigo Bunting

Cedar Waxwing

Spangled Skimmer

Spangled Skimmer

Milkweed


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jun 20, 2011 3:54 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.3 mile(s)
38 species


Mallard  2
Turkey Vulture  14
Ring-billed Gull  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  4
Tree Swallow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  2
House Wren  1
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  9
Gray Catbird  12
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  4
Blue-winged Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  19
American Redstart  1
Ovenbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Hooded Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  8
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  7
Song Sparrow  4
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  6
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  6


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