Monday, January 30, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • January 30


Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jan 30, 2012
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     It was an overcast 34F hike in Oatka today. It was a very gloomy walk that seemed to embolden the birds to come out of hiding a bit more than recently. Walking along Brown Creeper Trail, I encountered Cedar Waxwings and robins, both species being relatively scarce in the park of late. A Pileated Woodpecker gave me a fleeting photo op in the woods of Black Billed Cuckoo Trail. As I made the final turn minutes before sunset on White Tail Trail to head back to the parking lot, cardinals and White-throated Sparrows started going into high alert and pouring out of the shrubs and flew back and forth across the trail in front of me. So as not to let all this effort go to waste, most of the sparrows landed on the locally prevalent Staghorn Sumacs and had quick meals of berries. As I returned to my car, a lone Canada Goose flew overhead, calling as if it was leading a flock of fifty.


House Finch

House Finch

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

American Robin

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

White-tailed Deer

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

13 species


Canada Goose  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
American Robin  3
Cedar Waxwing  4
White-throated Sparrow  7
Northern Cardinal  5
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  1


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