Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 22, 2011 Birding Presqu'ile Provincial Park

Hello Ontbirders

The waterfowl viewing at Presqu'ile continues to be excellent. Today we observed 20 species of waterfowl including a male Eurasian Wigeon which was seen at 1:15pm from Bayshore Drive just north of house #18. There were 3 winter plumage Red-throated Loons off Owen Point and along with a lone Tree Swallow feeding over the lake. On High Bluff Island 14 Double-crested Cormorant and 9 Great Blue heron were seen and 2 Iceland Gull were observed on Gull Island. In Presqu'ile Bay, 2500 + Redhead, 400+ Canvasback, along with 1000's of Greater Scaup and 60+ Lesser Scaup were observed. Puddle duck numbers were low but we did count 85+ American Wigeon, 28 Northern Pintail and 42 Gadwall.

Good birding, Bruce

Directions: Presqu'ile Provincial Park exit 401 south at exit # 509 follow the signs to the park through Brighton (about 15 minutes). Maps available at the front gate.

Greater Scaup, Redhead, and Canvasback were still in good numbers at Presqu'ile Bay.

A male Eurasian Wigeon was a highlight for the day.

Another view of the male Eurasian Wigeon with a male American Wigeon to the right.

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