Monday, December 26, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • December 26


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Dec 26, 2011 8:02 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.8 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly overcast 35F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. The gloomy conditions seemed to embolden the bird population and while the numbers of individuals were low, the species count was a bit higher than recently. My best find was a Great Blue Heron in the creek. I encountered it at range as I walked along Trout Run Trail. No matter how carefully I moved, though, it would not let me close the distance or get a lasting look, except as it flew away just above the water, around the bend, and out of sight. Twice. Spishing in the heart of a quiet Warbler Loop popped up an American Tree Sparrow for a few moments. A Pileated Woodpecker decided the grapes over Black Billed Cuckoo Trail near the intersection with Bluebird Trail were worth putting up with my camera and a few nearby dogs and their walkers. As I was finishing up along White Tail Trail in the woods behind the lodge, the silent was broken by the calls of a Brown Creeper. As I happily snapped away with my camera, a second creeper obligingly entered the field of view, giving me pictures of both birds at once.


Dark-eyed Junco with Poison Ivy Berries

Dark-eyed Junco with Poison Ivy Berries

White-tailed Deer

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Brown Creepers

Brown Creeper

23 species


Canada Goose  55
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1     Union Street near North Road
Ring-billed Gull  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  10
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  4
Brown Creeper  2
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  30
European Starling  7
American Tree Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  3
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  2


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