Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oatka Creek Park • December 29


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Dec 29, 2011 8:21 AM - 10:48 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.5 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly overcast 17F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. There was not a hint of breeze this morning, so the cold temperature was not as uncomfortable as it might have been. I made an interesting find as I walked down the dirt road towards the woods when I first heard then saw a Yellow-rumped Warbler. It was making a breakfast of poison ivy berries. Two hours later when I returned back down the dirt road, it was still in the same general area. A trio of Eastern Bluebirds were down by the creek and gave me several good looks and photo-ops. The blue of their plumage was almost eye cramping in colorfulness compared to the snow covered terrain around them. The remainder of the encounters were typical ones with woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, and other common winter residents.


White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird. Note the detail in its feathers.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird. This bird was standing guard and keeping an eye on me while two other bluebirds were on the ground foraging for food.


Downy Woodpecker

16 species


Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  12
Black-capped Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  8
Northern Cardinal  3
American Goldfinch  4


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