Land birds were still scarce with a few more Song Sparrows singing, numerous American Robins and very vocal resident Red-bellied Woodpecker near the Lighthouse. There were still 100's of Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, and smaller numbers of White-winged Scoter and Lesser Scaup.
Direction: 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. Access to the offshore islands is restricted at this time of year to prevent disturbance to the colonial nesting birds there. Birders are encouraged to record their observations on the bird sightings board provided near the campground office by The Friends of Presqu'ile Park and to fill out a rare bird report for species not listed there.
Male Canvasbacks pursue a female while a pair of Redhead look on.
Redheads. Note the difference in head shape of the males.
A great comparison of head shape of Redheads, Canvasback and Ring-necked Duck.
There was a nice selection of diving ducks in Presqu'ile Bay.
Redheads and American Wigeon take to the air.
A flock of American Wigeon over Presqu'ile Bay.
A mixed flock of Redhead and American Wigeon take flight.
Northern Pintails were on the move with many flocks landing in the now open marsh.