Saturday, January 7, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • January 6

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Jan 6, 2012
Protocol: Traveling
3.8 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a partially cloudy 53F late afternoon birding hike in Oatka today. The hike started off under mostly sunny skies, warm, and windy. The wind would die down and the clouds increase as the sun declined in the sky. The park on the whole was very quiet and devoid of flocks of birds, except for a large flock of Canada Geese flying over Maple Hill that reminded me of migration waves. Cardinals continue to stay deeply embedded in the grape vines, feasting on the large bunches of grapes and benefiting from the concealment. As I stepped onto the bridge over the creek, a Belted Kingfisher took flight some distance upstream. Returning to the woods behind the lodge a few minutes after sunset, the dit-dit's of a Carolina Wren pierced the silence in a distinctive way. It was a nice ending for the walk.

Clouds over Black Billed Cuckoo Trail

Sunset over White Tail Trail

Sunset over White Tail Trail

Sunset over White Tail Trail

13 species

Canada Goose  400
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  2
White-throated Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  5
House Sparrow  1

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