Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • October 6

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Oct 6, 2011 5:16 PM - 6:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.9 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a sunny and 60F early evening birding hike in Oatka today. It was an extremely quiet night with the birds largely scarce. The creek was quiet with only a nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Hairy Woodpecker at places along the bank to break the silence. Robins continue a migration push through the park. Assorted soft chips and buzzes could be heard from the shrubbery, but no amount of spishing could elicit pop-ups for ID purposes tonight.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker. No time for exposure adjustment as the woodpecker would be gone seconds later. However, it is interesting that this bird may be in the act of eating the spider that made this web.


Sunset over Trout Run Trail. Oatka Creek is on the left. The brighter green plants on the right are stinging nettles.

Canada Geese. The setting sun has turned their white bellies golden.


12 species

Canada Goose  26
Mallard  8
Red-tailed Hawk  1     North Road and Union Street, north of Oatka Creek Park
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  5
Black-capped Chickadee  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  8

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