Thursday, December 1, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • December 1

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Dec 1, 2011 7:57 AM - 10:29 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.7 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a sunny and clear sky 33F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. It was a glorious December morning. At about an hour after sunrise bird activity was peaking with mixed flocks of birds in a number of places. At one point in the wooded section of Black Billed Cuckoo Trail all five common woodpecker species were around me. Mixed with that particular flock were a Brown Creeper, chickadees, titmice, and Golden-crowned Kinglets. Practically every nearby tree had something avian to offer. Other highlights were a Belted Kingfisher and a Winter Wren along the creek and a Northern Mockingbird along the dirt road on the way back to the parking lot.

Dark-eyed Junco

Female Red-bellied Woodpecker

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Pileated Woodpecker


Winter Wren

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker. Note its tongue.

Northern Mockingbird. It has just launched a fraction of a second ago from the Staghorn Sumac.

25 species

Mallard  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  5
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  16
Black-capped Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  1
Winter Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  4
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  6
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  6
White-throated Sparrow  10
Dark-eyed Junco  5
Northern Cardinal  3
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  4

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