The mix of birds at Presqu'ile Provincial Park has changed very little in the past week, as expected in late June/early July. Nevertheless, the exceptional variety for which the Park is noted and the potential for something out of the ordinary justify the effort to spend a day birding at Presqu'ile, even in mid-summer.
A few WOOD DUCKS continue to be seen in the marsh. The COMMON LOON that flew past the lighthouse was likely not one of the family that made the marsh their home this spring. With a scope GREAT EGRETS can be observed on their nests on High Bluff Island. A
July 2, 2015 - Fred Helleiner
In a month or two of summer doldrums as far as birding is concerned, any sightings that are slightly out of season are of interest, and there have been a few of those at Presqu'ile Provincial Park this week, as well as the usual broad mix of breeding birds that the Park has to offer.
MUTE SWAN numbers have been gradually building up in the past week, with about 50 birds in Popham Bay and Presqu'ile Bay in recent days, excluding numerous recently fledged young. The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, in recent correspondence, wrote, " Ministry staff are working with the
June 26, 2015 - Fred Helleiner