Monday, January 2, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • January 2


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jan 2, 2012
Protocol: Traveling
6.1 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly cloudy and windy 32F early morning birding hike in Oatka today. The best bird of the day was spotted while driving home along Union Street after the outing: a Turkey Vulture careening like mad in the strong winds over a field across from the southern part of Black Creek Park. Returning to the hike through the park itself, a Yellow-rumped Warbler was among the titmice and juncos that greeted me along the dirt road as I entered the woods. I found mostly robins, titmice, and chickadees on the balance of my walk. Woodpeckers were not as numerous as they have been. Apart from a brief chickadee song, it was strictly calls only today in the soundscape.


Fireplace and Chimney Ruins

American Mink. Just like a dog, it was rooting around in the snow and then came up with a snow-covered face!


American Mink

American Mink

American Mink

American Mink

American Robin. Love those grapes!

American Robin

American Robin

20 species


Canada Goose  100
Turkey Vulture  1     East of Union Street across from the southern portion of Black Creek Park
Ring-billed Gull  24
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  50
Black-capped Chickadee  13
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  30
European Starling  100
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Northern Cardinal  3
American Goldfinch  5


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