Monday, September 12, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • September 12

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Sep 12, 2011 3:31 PM - 5:54 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.2 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a partially sunny and 78F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was an extremely quiet afternoon with few individuals and few species. At the junction of Brown Creeper Trail and Gypsum Hollow Trail a Black-capped Chickadee and Bay-breasted Warbler worked through the area. Along the creek some intense searching finally produced a Solitary Sandpiper among the many empty mudflats. While searching mudflats, a few chickadees passed quickly along the creek with at least one Blackpoll Warbler in tow. There were a couple other yellowish warblers, but I couldn't get a good enough look to ID them. Extremely secretive Field Sparrows still inhabit the fields of Bluebird Trail and tonight I was able watch one as it hid behind several leaves with only its watching eye revealed. Tonight was almost a goldfinch and waxwing shutout.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Solitary Sandpiper


Great Spangled Fritillary

Goldenrods in the fields of Bluebird Trail

20 species

Red-tailed Hawk  1     North Road and Union Street, north of Oatka Creek Park
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Gray Catbird  3
Cedar Waxwing  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  4
American Goldfinch  1

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