Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • November 1

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 1, 2011 3:44 PM - 5:52 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.1 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a sunny and 61F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. The glorious Indian Summer afternoon was extremely quiet, bird-wise. Perhaps the amenable weather continues to aid a migration exodus from the park. Hiking with my niece, we had a nice flyby of a Pileated Woodpecker over the fields of Bluebird Trail. There was also a surge of robins and jays along White Tail Trail, suggesting a migration movement preparation. A lone Red-winged Blackbird sang from the swamp along the dirt road leading from the woods to the parking lot, and a flock of nearly a hundred Canada Geese seemed to hover over an area south of the park boundary.

White-tailed Deer


One of the building ruins associated with the dam ruins along Oatka Creek is embossed with a construction date of 1902.

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Blue Jay

American Robin

Canada Geese

19 species

Canada Goose  95
Mallard  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1     North Road and Union Street, north of Oatka Creek Park
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
American Robin  12
White-throated Sparrow  7
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1
American Goldfinch  5

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