Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 13, 2011 More good birds at Presqu'ile

Hi Everyone

The birding at Presqu'ile Provincial Park continues to be excellent. Today at Owen Point we observed a number of shorebirds including 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Western Sandpiper along with a number of Baird's and White-rumped Sandpiper between 9:30 and 11:30am. The breeding plumage Eared Grebe was also present. At 2:15pm we observed a light morph Parasitic Jaeger over Popham Bay.
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.

Juvenile Western Sandpiper with juv. Sanderlings.

Both Merlin and Peregrine Falcon were present chasing the shorebirds.

The juvenile Least Sandpiper is easy to recognize by its reddish brown feather edging and yellowish leg colour.

A juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper was very cooperative and gave us a great study.

A juvenile Semipalmated Plover coming in for a landing at Owen Point.

1 comment:

JM said...

I love the shot of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper!