Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • November 27

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 27, 2011 8:13 AM - 10:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.7 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a cloudy and 54F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. It was a very seasonably warm morning, befitting more of an early spring than a late autumn. Many of the park denizens agreed, as there were occasional vocalizations from spring peepers and other frogs, small rodents running everywhere, and the drumming of Pileated Woodpeckers. The latter initiated a territorial contest between two Pileateds as the drumming of one was answered by a streaking approach of another from an adjacent field and a subsequent dust up of sorts. As I entered the woods at the beginning, crows were very active in a fuzzy middle ground between social interaction and predator mobbing. I eventually concluded it was the former after long minutes of observation. Large portions of the hike were stone silent, leaving one with impression of having to look under every rock and in every crevice for birds. Still, they were there! An American Tree Sparrow was found in the company of juncos; I've yet to see more than one tree sparrow at a time in the park this season. The Winter Wren is continuing to hold its territory along the creek and woodpeckers continue to be the most evident and consistent birds in the park.

White-breasted Nuthatch

Dark-eyed Junco

House Finch

House Finch

House Finch

26 species

Canada Goose  15
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  1
Winter Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  5
American Robin  5
American Tree Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Northern Cardinal  2
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  6

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