With the exception of a few new, not unexpected, arrivals, the bird life at Presqu'ile Provincial Park has not changed much in the past week, but the number of waterfowl has increased noticeably as the ice continues to move out of Presqu'ile Bay.
Those who like the gaudy plumage of male WOOD DUCKS would have enjoyed the sight of a dozen or more (male and female) yesterday and today. AMERICAN WIGEONS have been present for four of the past seven days, raising hopes that a EURASIAN WIGEON might appear soon, as they have in late March/early April in four of the past seven years. An
March 26, 2015 - Fred Helleiner
The presence of many experienced birders at Presqu'ile Provincial Park during the Waterfowl Viewing Weekend resulted in a plethora of interesting bird sightings, especially early arriving spring migrants.
Flocks of CANADA GEESE were flying north overhead this morning, the first movement of that sort this spring. Dabbling ducks have been slow to arrive, but among them were a WOOD DUCK, a few GADWALLS, a NORTHERN SHOVELER, and a few NORTHERN PINTAILS. Among the thousands of diving ducks, the highlights were a male HARLEQUIN DUCK that stayed for a couple of hours on March 14 and two
March 19, 2015 - Fred Helleiner