Monday, March 5, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • March 5

Oatka Creek Park, Monroe, US-NY
Mar 5, 2012
Protocol: Traveling
4.8 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a mostly clear and windy 28F hike in Oatka today. A windchill of 20F made for an uncomfortably cold walk. Bird activity was light to nonexistent except for a couple of episodes. Migrant robins huddled down by the creek and were very vocal. A larger than normal group of Northern Flickers were nervously trying to avoid my detection as they erupted from the ground to nearby tree tops and then to further away tree tops and final escape. By the creek the silence was suddenly shattered by loud, harsh scolding that made me first think of squirrels. However, it was two Carolina Wrens having a territorial dispute, it seemed, as one drove the other out of Dodge. Titmice and a Downy Woodpecker appeared to join the fracas, if only to investigate the commotion. The swamps were devoid of Red-winged Blackbirds until the very last minutes of the walk.

American Robin

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wrens

Pileated Woodpecker

12 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Pileated Woodpecker  2
American Crow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  11
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1

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