Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • September 6

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Sep 6, 2011 3:42 PM - 6:16 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.3 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly cloudy and 65F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. Fall migrants I found throughout the park today consisted of a Magnolia Warbler, a Blackburnian Warbler, and the local high school cross-country team. Fortunately, this year my birding route and the cross-country route appear to have very little overlap. Some of the summer avian residents were very quiet and well hidden and it took a considerable amount of spishing to produce the Eastern Towhee, Common Yellowthroat, and Song Sparrows on the list. The kingfishers were patrolling the creek, though despite the umbrage they took with my presence, they were most intense when slamming into each other as part of some difference of opinion. The Osprey was back along the creek, perhaps dining on a fresh trout. However, it flew away from me rather than by me, so I didn't get a great look at the bird.

Cedar Waxwing


Spotted Sandpiper

Belted Kingfisher, viewed through a tiny gap in the leaves. (It wouldn't let me get a better shot tonight.)

New England Asters

New England Asters



27 species

Mallard  4
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  6
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  6
Tree Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  4
Cedar Waxwing  10
Common Yellowthroat  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  5

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