Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • October 8

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Oct 8, 2011 2:01 PM - 3:58 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.2 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a sunny and 77F mid afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was a quiet afternoon with the warm temperatures appearing to put most birds into hiding from the heat. In the woods of Black Billed Cuckoo Trail a Pileated Woodpecker beat me with embarrassing ease at hide and seek as it moved from tree to tree, always perching below eye level, but never permitting a clear view. Along Trout Run Trail by the creek I had hoped to find a number of birds escaping the heat, but that was not to be. A Golden-crowned Kinglet passed overhead at one point and two White-breasted Nuthatches worked the trees while being well-hidden by the remaining leaves. The one fun event was hearing a nearby Song Sparrow singing, it being quite some time since these birds have sung so. The only water birds were Mallards. Along the fields of Bluebird Trail all was quiet until I passed a large bush along the trail and suddenly White-throated Sparrows came *pouring* out and made for the copse along the trail. By the copse I was only able to elicit two or three of the two dozen plus sparrows with persistent spishing. That would be it for the rest of the hike.


Bluebird Trail

Orange Sulphur

16 species

Mallard  7
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Gray Catbird  2
Song Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  20
Northern Cardinal  2

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