Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • July 27

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jul 27, 2011 4:39 PM - 6:54 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.2 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a partially sunny and 83F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. The walk started off very quietly now that the woods are becoming fairly devoid of birds aside from the occasional woodpecker or vireo. Nuts are just starting to drop from the trees with acorns and black walnuts on the ground here and there. Down by the creek activity picked up as I spotted the trio of Spotted Sandpipers working a few of the many mudflats that have now formed. Cedar Waxwings and Chimney Swifts were flycatching over the water in moderate numbers. In the fields along Bluebird Trail the activity was greatest with a profusion of Indigo Buntings and Common Yellowthroats among the sea of goldenrod, with male yellowthroats popping up for rare unobstructed views as they stood atop the plants. Back by the parking lot the hummingbird was at its perch on top of one of the evergreens while a Great Crested Flycatcher called from its favorite location off the southeast corner of the parking lot.


Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Spotted Sandpiper

Cedar Waxwing

Indigo Bunting

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Common Yellowthroat

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting


29 species


Turkey Vulture  3
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  9
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  5
Barn Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  12
Cedar Waxwing  12
Common Yellowthroat  8
Eastern Towhee  6
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting  7
American Goldfinch  17


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