Friday, September 9, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • September 9

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Sep 9, 2011 3:37 PM - 6:12 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.3 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a sunny and 75F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was a generally quiet outing with only one small mixed flock that produced at least one Magnolia Warbler. Aside from that, chickadees and titmice were in scarce supply and spishing largely ineffective. I was surprised to find a late season Solitary Sandpiper along the creek after  Solitaries being absent for almost three weeks. It was a good night for woodpeckers with the final woodpecker sighting being a Northern Flicker hunting in the grass in front of the lodge using a very robin-like technique.

Downy Woodpecker

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing and American Goldfinch

Cedar Waxwing


Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Song Sparrow


New England Asters

24 species

Mallard  5
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  6
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  10
Tree Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Gray Catbird  8
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  4
Magnolia Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  5

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