Sunday, January 15, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • January 15


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jan 15, 2012
Protocol: Traveling
5.2 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a clear and sunny 6F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. With no wind whatsoever, the low temperature was not all that uncomfortable. As I left the parking lot, the sounds of birds filled the air. One such sound was a 'chuck' that announced the arrival of a Hermit Thrush as it rose up from the shrubbery and took an elevated perch to watch me for a while, producing a nice photo-op. Entering the woods, a Pileated Woodpecker called out, giving me a few pictures in passing. Sapsucker Trail lived up to its name as I found a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker warming up in the early morning sun. My pictures revealed the red throat of a male. Other woodpeckers would check in to give me a six woodpecker species day. Things calmed down after that to occasional episodes of mostly cardinals and White-throated Sparrows. By 9:30 AM most of the bird activity had vanished.


Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Pileated Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

American Red Squirrel

Dark-eyed Junco on Staghorn Sumac

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

19 species


Red-tailed Hawk  2     One hawk on North Road by Union Street
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  6
European Starling  8
White-throated Sparrow  8
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  10
American Goldfinch  3


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