Sunday, January 1, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • January 1


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jan 1, 2012
Protocol: Traveling
4.7 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a clear and sunny 38F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. The songs of many bird species greeted me as I exited my car. It certainly seemed like an early spring day! Titmice could be heard in a call and answer with other titmice in the park. Cardinals and chickadees joined in the chorus, too. As I took this all in, a Northern Mockingbird popped on top of a tree next to the parking lot, giving me an ideal photo-op in the rising sun's golden glow. A few steps down the dirt road produced a close-up of a Carolina Wren with a wavering call that I had not heard from this species before. The excitement died down after that and the usual inhabitants slowly checked in over the course of the remainder of the hike. Robins continued to be very active with flocks frequently moving across the sky.


Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Carolina Wren

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Canada Geese

18 species


Canada Goose  100
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  14
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  40
Northern Mockingbird  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Northern Cardinal  3
American Goldfinch  9
House Sparrow  2


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