Friday, September 16, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • September 16

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Sep 16, 2011 3:28 PM - 6:06 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.8 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly sunny and 50F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. Judy Gurley accompanied me today as we looked, sadly in vain, for migrant warblers. Our high point was a large flock of Northern Rough-winged Swallows flycatching over the creek by the bridge. As we continued to stand still on the bridge, the swallows came closer and closer to us, ultimating making passes only a few feet above our heads. Back at the parking lot, while we were watching nuthatches and Chipping Sparrows, Judy spotted a Baltimore Oriole atop one of the large evergreens on the adjacent private property. It was a nice consolation prize for an otherwise quiet walk.

Garden Tiger Moth Caterpillar

New England Aster

Mourning Dove

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

18 species

Great Blue Heron  1
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  30
Black-capped Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Gray Catbird  5
European Starling  40
Eastern Towhee  2
Chipping Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  7
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  4

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