Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • July 28

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jul 28, 2011 3:27 PM - 5:21 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.2 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly cloudy, humid, and 77F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka. Starting off a bit more actively than the past few days, a number of species I have not seen in a while reported in today. The Ovenbird was calling again along Brown Creeper Trail as was a Hooded Warbler along the wooded portion of Black Billed Cuckoo Trail. A Scarlet Tanager was also calling from the same area as the Hooded Warbler. A couple of Yellow Warblers called from Warbler Loop and call notes from an Alder Flycatcher were also found there. The biggest surprise was in the copse along Bluebird Trail when the trees suddenly exploded with the spitting call notes of Indigo Buntings and another insect-sounding buzzing I did not immediately place. Then, I saw a trio of Blue-winged Warblers in somewhat faded plumage, though with all the key field marks still clearly visible. Still looking high and low for one more cuckoo photo-op for the season.


Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

White Admiral

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting


30 species


Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Eastern Wood-Pewee  6
Alder Flycatcher  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  10
Barn Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  9
Cedar Waxwing  10
Blue-winged Warbler  3
Yellow Warbler  2
Ovenbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  5
Hooded Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  3
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Indigo Bunting  7
American Goldfinch  17
House Sparrow  2


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