Saturday, June 4, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • June 3

It was a sunny and 73F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. Though I *heard* a lot of birds, the number of birds I *saw* I could count on two hands. When I did see a bird, it was usually less than happy to be spotted. I came upon a pair of silent Black-capped Chickadees on Warbler Loop, and they looked at me like they *really* wanted me to keep walking. Later on in the fields of Black Billed Cuckoo Trail, one of the copses along the trail suddenly exploded with a couple of very agitated Eastern Towhees spewing alarm calls left and right. Ah, nesting season! :-) Not much else of note.

Black-capped Chickadee

White-tailed Deer

Eastern Towhee

Song Sparrow

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     6/3/11
Number of species:     37

Turkey Vulture     2
Red-tailed Hawk     1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     1
Northern Flicker     1
Pileated Woodpecker     1
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Alder Flycatcher     2
Willow Flycatcher     1
Great Crested Flycatcher     1
Warbling Vireo     1
Red-eyed Vireo     7
Blue Jay     2
American Crow     3
Black-capped Chickadee     4
House Wren     2
Eastern Bluebird     1
Wood Thrush     6
American Robin     20
Gray Catbird     7
Brown Thrasher     1
Cedar Waxwing     4
Blue-winged Warbler     3
Yellow Warbler     22
American Redstart     2
Common Yellowthroat     3
Eastern Towhee     7
Chipping Sparrow     1
Field Sparrow     11
Song Sparrow     6
Scarlet Tanager     1
Northern Cardinal     5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     1
Indigo Bunting     7
Red-winged Blackbird     3
Brown-headed Cowbird     5
Baltimore Oriole     3
American Goldfinch     6

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