Friday, November 11, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • November 11

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 11, 2011 3:12 PM - 5:03 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly cloudy and 42F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. The wintery mix that fell throughout the day ended just as I arrived at the park. The area was quiet with the only interesting pockets of birds in Warblers Loop and along Trout Run Trail. The former held White-throated Sparrows and cardinals that furtively followed me down the heart of the Loop, always sure to be shielded by a layer or two of shrubbery. A flock of Cedar Waxwings flew into the Loop, perched for a few minutes, and then were off again. Down by the creek was the usual titmice/chickadee/kinglet/woodpecker/nuthatch pocket. Today there were three nuthatches in the mixed flock instead of one. Robins would be all that would be found for the remainder of the walk.

White-tailed Deer. This buck and the second buck below were keeping an eye on me as I walked Brown Creeper Trail.

White-tailed Deer. This first buck was very cautious, trying to stay hidden while still peeking at me.

White-tailed Deer. It finally broke cover for a few moments. It looks to be a 7- or 8-pointer.

White-tailed Deer. This is the second buck. It was clearly older than the first buck, and carried itself in a much more confident manner. It is maybe an 11- or 12-pointer.

White-tailed Deer. The second buck decides to leave.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

14 species

Ring-billed Gull  9
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
American Robin  11
Cedar Waxwing  17
White-throated Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  2
American Goldfinch  3

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