Friday, November 4, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • November 4

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 4, 2011 3:17 PM - 5:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.1 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a partially cloudy and 47F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. It was a quiet afternoon with no much in the way of bird activity. I had a Turkey Vulture soaring high overhead and a Red-tailed Hawk much closer to the ground. As I entered Maple Hill, a noisy flock of starlings flew off, leaving the call of a lone Rusty Blackbird. White-throated Sparrow numbers have fallen off considerably, at least in the afternoons. The only geese were three Canadas that passed over at one point.

Dark-eyed Junco with the clouds in front of the sun ...

Dark-eyed Junco, the exact same bird in full sunlight

Fall Colors on Maple Hill

19 species

Canada Goose  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Ring-billed Gull  15
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  4
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  9
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  4
European Starling  50
White-throated Sparrow  8
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Rusty Blackbird  1
American Goldfinch  3

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