Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • October 5

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Oct 5, 2011 4:50 PM - 6:53 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.2 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a sunny and 59F early evening birding hike in Oatka today. With the later start and bright sunlight, bird activity was light and furtive. The first interesting sighting was a Ruby-crowned Kinglet along Gypsum Hollow Trail that was in full panic alarm mode with my presence, making quite the ruckus. By the bridge over the creek the Winter Wren was in the same location as yesterday. Trout Run Trail produced a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, several Golden-crowned Kinglets, and other regulars like a kingfisher and other woodpecker species. On the way out along the dirt road leading to the parking lot (it was minute after sunset at this point), I heard an emphatic pit volley from a Wood Thrush as I walked by. In the fading light I was unable to make visual contact. A towhee called out from somewhere in front of the lodge as I gave up on the thrush and made my way back to my car.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. (It was not being very photogenic today.)

Mallards. The orange dashes are insects as there seems to have been a major hatching today.


Red-bellied Woodpecker

27 species

Canada Goose  25
Mallard  5
Turkey Vulture  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  7
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  1
Winter Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  13
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  2

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