Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • January 14


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jan 14, 2012
Protocol: Traveling
5.3 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a snowy and slightly windy 19F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. The weather was really not that bad at all, due to all the sheltering provided by the woods and creek. A flock of goldfinches were fueling up at the local feeder station by the parking lot before taking off at once for some unknown reason. It was a good morning for woodpeckers, though the usually noisy Red-bellied Woodpeckers have gone silent of late. The one I found today was the result of following some nuthatches and having the woodpecker pop into the field of view. One of the said White-breasted Nuthatches and a Black-capped Chickadee sang at one point along the creekside. Along the western side of Warbler Loop I encountered a Golden-crowned Kinglet and then further down the trail a small group of bluebirds that seemed to be traveling with a larger flock of robins. White-throated Sparrows and cardinals were along the creek on both the northern and southern banks. The southern portion of the park was silent, as it tends to be this time of year.


American Red Squirrel

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

16 species


Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Crow  16
Black-capped Chickadee  9
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  20
European Starling  10
White-throated Sparrow  8
Northern Cardinal  5
American Goldfinch  8


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