Saturday, June 11, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • June 9

It was a partially sunny and breezy, 84F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was another quiet afternoon in Oatka Creek Park. In the growing scarcity of bird sightings, I am paying more attention to the butterflies and dragonflies that seem to be crescendoing in numbers and variety. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo was a call along the western portion of Bluebird Trail. I found a pair of bluebirds in the copse along that same trail: one male adult, and one juvenile. Today's photo-op of the juvenile bluebird wasn't as nice as yesterday's, but it was still productive. The creek remains devoid of waterfowl, despite being clear and low now. However, according to the USGS, the creek is still flowing at twice the volume as the seasonal norm. I watched the water for a while from the bridge and didn't notice any fish.


Common Whitetail


Eastern Towhee


Eastern Towhee


Pearly Crescentspot


Gray Catbird


Tiger Swallowtail


Mourning Cloak


White-tailed Deer


Eastern Bluebird (juvenile)


Eastern Bluebird (juvenile)


Brown-headed Cowbird (female)


Field Sparrow


Field Sparrow


Location:     Oatka Creek Park
Observation date:     6/9/11
Number of species:     34


Turkey Vulture     2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     1
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     1
Pileated Woodpecker     1
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Warbling Vireo     1
Red-eyed Vireo     3
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     2
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse     2
House Wren     2
Eastern Bluebird     2
Wood Thrush     6
American Robin     8
Gray Catbird     8
Brown Thrasher     1
Cedar Waxwing     4
Blue-winged Warbler     4
Yellow Warbler     12
American Redstart     1
Common Yellowthroat     6
Eastern Towhee     7
Field Sparrow     7
Song Sparrow     5
Scarlet Tanager     1
Northern Cardinal     3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     3
Indigo Bunting     8
Red-winged Blackbird     2
Brown-headed Cowbird     3
Baltimore Oriole     2
American Goldfinch     7


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