Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • January 21

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jan 21, 2012
Protocol: Traveling
5.4 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a clear and sunny 17F hike in Oatka today. The hike started under clouds, though these moved out to reveal blue sky for the balance of the walk. There were a number of songs today from chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and White-throated Sparrows. A Pileated Woodpecker was also drumming and calling out territorial claims. Woodpeckers, in general, were very active, as were chickadees and titmice. At one point along the wooded portion of Bluebird Trail a mixed flock consisting of a Downy Woodpecker, titmice, chickadees, a Dark-eyed Junco, and a bluebird were *very* agitated and calling nonstop alarms. I bushwhacked over hoping to find an owl as the center of attention, but no cause was found. Shortly after my arrival the party wound down and the bird dispersed. The three Mallards in the creek were interesting, as there have been no ducks in the creek this winter as opposed to last winter when rafts of 20 or more  were common.


Hairy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker. This is one of those infrequent times that the red in the belly is visible.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Cardinal

19 species

Mallard  3
Ring-billed Gull  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  10
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  2
White-throated Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  3

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