Thursday, November 10, 2011

Durand-Eastman Park--Zoo Road • November 10


Durand-Eastman Park--Zoo Road, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 10, 2011 12:09 PM - 12:48 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a partially cloudy and 50F noontime walk down Zoo Road in Durand Eastman Park today. The area was quiet and devoid of birds on the way down, but the return walk through the gully parallel to the road was productive. A flock of robins was actively feeding on the ground with an occasional Blue Jay joining in. In the trees overhead were a Hairy Woodpecker and a Red-bellied Woodpecker. I also heard the very distinct call of a Red-breasted Nuthatch. The latter was almost too much like a toy horn and devoid of any nasal quality. I thought I must be mistaking some manmade noise for the call, but some searching revealed the nuthatch. Finally, on my way out I took a number of pictures of the Red-bellied Woodpecker. Looking at the pictures later I realized it was eating crabapples rather than excavating for insects. I always find it interesting to see woodpeckers eat fruit, even if it is common trait for the overwintering species. (Downy Woodpeckers are routinely eating grapes at Oatka Creek Park presently.)


Yew Cones

American Robin

Hairy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Red-bellied Woodpecker eating a crabapple

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

8 species


Red-tailed Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  20
Northern Cardinal  1


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