Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • October 27


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Oct 27, 2011 3:29 PM - 5:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.1 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a cloudy, rainy, and 37F early afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. The first half of the walk was in the rain, though this did not seem to bother the birds at all. The distribution of species was more uniform throughout the park than usual with fields, woods, and the creek contributing equal amounts to the checklist. Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were very vocal and active and Yellow-rumped Warblers well represented. A Winter Wren was found along the creek and a Hermit Thrush was calling along White Tail Trail. While listening to the thrush, a large flock of Common Grackles passed overheard, drowning out everything with their chacks and rusty hinge squeaks. Pictures revealed silhouettes with long tails slighting pinched in near the body.


White-throated Sparrow

Fall Colors. Under the dreary lighting conditions it is hard to say if we are past peak color or not.

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Fall Colors

Common Grackle

25 species


Canada Goose  2
Great Blue Heron  1     Along Stottle Road near Black Creek
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  1
Winter Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  20
European Starling  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  21
Dark-eyed Junco  8
Northern Cardinal  2
Common Grackle  200
American Goldfinch  11


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