Thursday, November 3, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • November 3

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 3, 2011 3:18 PM - 5:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.8 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a profoundly cloudy and 58F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was an interesting day with another Fox Sparrow along Warbler Loop and a flock of seven Rusty Blackbirds at the base of Maple Hill. Once the Canada Geese started moving northward around an hour before sunset, the amount of birds that flew by was prodigious. I stopped counting at a thousand, though there were easily twice or three times that amount. Though White-throated Sparrows were throughout the park, their numbers seemed a bit lower that a couple of weeks ago. I saw the largest male Golden-crowned Kinglet I've ever seen at the base of Maple Hill. The silhouette initially suggested to me a sparrow-sized bird. However, under closer scrutiny it shrunk to being merely a larger sized kinglet.

White-tailed Deer

Fox Sparrow

Downy Woodpecker

Fall Colors

European Starlings

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

24 species

Canada Goose  1000
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  5
Black-capped Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  15
European Starling  100
Cedar Waxwing  3
Fox Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  20
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Rusty Blackbird  7
American Goldfinch  7

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