Sunday, October 16, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • October 16

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Oct 16, 2011 7:57 AM - 10:29 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.4 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a partially sunny and 50F sunrise birding hike in Oatka today. The early morning sunshine would eventually give way to clouds and a drizzle of rain, though that would be largely confined to the last quarter of the walk. The walk from the parking lot to the woods netted fifteen species, which was a promising start! The highlight was a quartet of Yellow-rumped Warblers in the bordering vegetation along the dirt road. Back along Brown Creeper Trail I found my first of three Blackpoll Warblers. A little further on I ran into several Golden-crowned Kinglets working their way across the trail. Warbler Loop produced a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. At the bridge over the creek, the water was very high with a strong current. Practically everything rock and mudflat in the creek was submerged. The creekside produced Song Sparrows and a Carolina Wren as a Turkey Vulture flew overhead. Out in the fields along Bluebird Trail a mixed flock of sparrows sudden emerged from the goldenrods, perched in the open briefly to inspect me, and then disappeared back into the vegetation. No amount of spishing lured the birds back into the open. I clearly saw a Song Sparrow and a Field Sparrow, but the others escaped unidentified.

Tufted Titmouse

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

White-breasted Nuthatch

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Blue Jay

White Tail Trail

26 species

Canada Goose  90
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1     North Road and Union Street, north of Oatka Creek Park
Mourning Dove  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  5
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Eastern Towhee  2
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  10
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  3
American Goldfinch  7

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