Especially last Monday, migration at Presqu’ile Provincial
Park has been in full swing this week, with new species arriving every
day. Most of the land birds are within
the expected range of arrival dates, or even a bit later, so mention will be
made only of those which have been recorded only once so far.
have been viewed off Bayshore Road (near #16-18) on Monday and Thursday of this
week. Up to 45 GREEN-WINGED TEAL are
being seen in the marsh. A male RUDDY
DUCK was at Salt Point on Monday. A
female WILD TURKEY was near the Park entrance yesterday. It is
April 10, 2014 - Fred Helleiner
So many spring birds have returned to Presqu’ile
Provincial Park this week, albeit a bit late in most cases, that it is
difficult to do justice to the many sightings that have been reported.
The most surprising find was a remarkably early warbler.
Four SNOW GEESE sat on the ice of Presqu’ile Bay
all yesterday afternoon. Thousands of CANADA GEESE have been passing
noisily overhead for the past two days. Dabbling ducks have returned in
good numbers and variety, including three NORTHERN SHOVELERS on March 28.
Among those that have not yet been found are EURASIAN WIGEON and
April 3, 2014 - Fred Helleiner