Monday, October 31, 2011

Oatka Creek Park - October 31

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Oct 31, 2011 3:20 PM - 5:26 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.6 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly cloudy and 53F early afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was a quiet evening with the sense that there has been a continuing migration exodus these past couple of nights. In response to some chickadee vocalizations along Warbler Loop near the creek, I started spishing and a Hermit Thrush and a Golden-crowned Kinglet popped up. The latter came within arm's reach to size me up before returning to cover. On the way out I ran into a longtime birder of Oatka and he said that last Friday a Northern Goshawk flew across the trail in front of him as he approached the bridge over the creek.

Hermit Thrush

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-bellied Woodpecker

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Fall Colors

Canada Geese

18 species

Canada Goose  93
Red-tailed Hawk  1     North Road and Union Street, north of Oatka Creek Park
Ring-billed Gull  36
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  9
Black-capped Chickadee  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  40
White-throated Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  11

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