Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • September 18

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Sep 18, 2011 7:33 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.3 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a sunny, clear blue sky, 40F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. Despite the winds being from the south over night, there were a few new migrant warblers in the park this morning: Blackpoll, Bay-breasted, and Hooded. (I believe the last to be a migrant and not a remaining summer resident.) I also had a singing Warbling Vireo, though I'm guessing that it was a remaining resident. It was a good morning for towhees and thrashers. They both exhibited the kind of uptick in sightings that precedes an exodus, though that still may be a few weeks away, yet. Common Yellowthroats are still hanging on in Warbler Loop and along the creek, and are becoming a bit more visible of late, too. Woodpecker and nuthatch sightings are starting to rapidly increase and suggest wintertime levels when they are fairly ubiquitous throughout Oatka. Surprisingly, the chickadees were, again, very few and far between and not providing any kind of nucleus for mixed flocks.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Gray Catbird

Northern Cardinal

Solitary Sandpiper

Song Sparrow

Belted Kingfisher

Brown Thrasher

Fringed Gentian

Fringed Gentian

Eastern Bluebird Trail Field. The moon is near the top left.

25 species

Mallard  6
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  5
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  9
Brown Thrasher  3
Common Yellowthroat  2
Hooded Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Eastern Towhee  6
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
American Goldfinch  7

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