Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • September 29

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Sep 29, 2011 5:05 PM - 6:51 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.1 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly sunny, breezy, and 61F early evening birding hike in Oatka. After all the rain that fell today, it was nice to get a sunny patch. Bird activity was light with no migrants in evidence. Well, there were a number of quick darts across the trails of, probably, sparrows, especially in Warbler Loop. However, those encounters failed to provide any opportunity for identification. One surprise was entering the fields of Bluebird Trail, which have been profoundly silent for about a month, now, and finding a chickadee party in a few large bushes. No other species were noted with them, however.

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher. Apparently, this bird does not need to open its bill very far to emit its classic rattling call, as it is here.

Banded Woolly Bear. This is the caterpillar of the Isabella tiger moth. This larva will overwinter in this caterpillar form and will pupate into an adult once the weather warms again.

15 species

Turkey Vulture  1
Mourning Dove  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  3
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3

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