Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • September 7

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Sep 7, 2011 3:34 PM - 5:52 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.2 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a rainy, cloudy, and 63F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It rained lightly during the initial walk through the wooded portions of the park. I was pleasantly surprised to find a large flock of fall migrants during the heaviest of the rain. Magnolia, Nashville, and Canada Warblers, at least, were mixed with chickadees, titmice, and woodpeckers. There were other unidentified warblers, too. By the time I reached the creek the rain had ended. As I crossed the bridge I first concentrated on the mudflats and only found the usual inhabitants. I then looked up in the sky and, Holy Cow!, it was Swallow City! Mostly Tree Swallows, though occasional calls also revealed Northern Rough-Winged Swallows. The distinctive silhouettes of Chimney Swifts were present, too. Along the creek a Belted Kingfisher, a Great Blue Heron, and a Osprey gave me a nice set of riparian species. Out in the fields there were a number of little brown birds, but the  poor visual conditions made it impossible to assign them to the likely suspects.

Cedar Waxwing


Spotted Sandpiper

Monarch Caterpillar

26 species

Canada Goose  20
Mallard  5
Great Blue Heron  1
Osprey  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Chimney Swift  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Tree Swallow  20
Black-capped Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  5
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  2
Cedar Waxwing  7
Nashville Warbler  1
Magnolia Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  2

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