Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 14, 2010 Birding Presqu'ile

On Sept.14th spent the day birding various sites at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Overall quiet for land birds but the shore birding was still good. On Gull Island we observed 3 Whimbrel, 1 American Golden Plover, 3 Black-bellied Plover, 2 Ruddy Turnstone, and 8 Sanderling. At Owen Point a flock of 7 Baird's Sandpiper was seen. Both Horned Lark and a flock of 40+ American Pipits were feeding along the shoreline. Lots of raptors on the move including 1 juvenile Bald Eagle, 2 juv. Peregrine Falcon, 1 Merlin, 3 American Kestrel, 20+ juv. Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2 juv. Cooper's Hawk, 3 Northern Harrier and 3 Osprey. Off Beach #3 there were 3 Red-necked Grebe and at Calf Pasture 5 Black-crowned Night-Heron.
Good Birding, Bruce

Directions: To reach Presqu'ile Provincial Park, follow the signs from Brighton. Locations within the Park are shown on a map at the back of a tabloid that is available at the Park gate. The water level between Owen Point and Gull Island was knee deeep in some places.

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