Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • November 2

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 2, 2011 5:00 PM - 6:12 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a sunny and 64F early evening birding hike in Oatka today. Indian Summer continued as did the quiet and relative lack of bird activity. A Northern Mockingbird moved about the trees and shrubs along the dirt road from the parking lot to the woods. Yellow-rumped Warblers, a White-breasted Nuthatch, and a noisy Red-bellied Woodpecker were also in this area. Upon entering the woods the bird activity dropped to zero and never really recovered. One exception was walking along the fields of Bluebird Trail and spotting two Brown Bats hunting over the fields, looking very much like swallows in the fading light of the setting sun. At this point the first of several large waves of Canada Geese flew overhead in vees and all heading due north. I stopped counting at a thousand because of the fading light, though the procession continued. During the geese passage a flock of blackbirds flew by in and east to west direction. Only simple chacks were heard, so I called them Red-winged Blackbirds, though other kinds of blackbirds could have been mixed in.

Northern Mockingbird

Fall Colors

Canada Geese


15 species

Canada Goose  1000
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  4
American Crow  20
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
White-throated Sparrow  5
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  40
American Goldfinch  1

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