Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • July 29

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jul 29, 2011 3:52 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.6 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a partially cloudy, windy, and 80F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. My normal route this time of year goes through woods, then along the creek (riparian), and finishes up through fields. The woods were so quiet tonight I was thinking my list would end up as thin as one in January, but the other two environments picked up the slack. Along the creek I found two juvenile Spotted Sandpipers. Curiously, when I looked at my pictures, one had orange legs and the other had drab green legs. Otherwise, they were identical and seemed to be a unit. Walking along the fields of Black Billed Cuckoo Trail, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo called for quite some time from the woods on the far side of the field. A Rose-breasted Grosbeak called and then sang briefly as I crossed over to Bluebird Trail. Finally, as I was driving home, I passed a trio of Eastern Kingbirds perched on the telephone lines by North Road and Union Street. Not a bad outing after all!


White Admiral

White Admiral

Common Wood Nymph

Bull Thistle

Wandering Glider

Spotted Sandpipers

Spotted Sandpipers

Eastern Comma

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow

White-tailed Deer

Gray Catbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird


24 species


Turkey Vulture  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  1
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Eastern Kingbird  3     North Road and Union Street, north of Oatka Creek Park
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  9
Barn Swallow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  4
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  6
Cedar Waxwing  20
Eastern Towhee  4
Field Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  7
American Goldfinch  12


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