Monday, November 7, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • November 7

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Nov 7, 2011 3:07 PM - 5:03 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a cloudy and gloomy 60F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. This was my first evening hike since the end of Daylight Savings Time. It was a very quiet walk with just the usual encounters of late: the Golden-crowned Kinglet that danced at arms length, always jumping out of the frame just as the shutter button was pressed on my camera, White-throated Sparrows playing hide-and-seek in the shrubbery, and hundreds of Canada Geese parading across the sky. In the waning daylight I took pictures of the geese, more to have something to do than anything else. When I looked at them later, it appears that a few Snow Geese were mixed in the flocks. There may even be both light and dark morphs represented. I guess there was something out of the ordinary after all!

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer. This was magnificent-looking buck, even if it is only a six-pointer. It was quite wary of me, so this was the best I could do, picture-wise.

White-tailed Deer

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Canada Geese and Snow Geese. The fourth goose from the right appears to be a light morph Snow Goose. The goose to the immediate left appears to be a dark morph Snow Goose.

Canada Goose (bottom, another one is cut off), Light Morph Snow Goose (middle), Dark Morph Snow Goose (top)

15 species

Snow Goose  2
Canada Goose  500
Ring-billed Gull  30
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  6
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
American Robin  50
Cedar Waxwing  10
White-throated Sparrow  20
Northern Cardinal  2

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