Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 25, 2012 Presqu'ile Birding

Hi Everyone
Today at Presqu'ile P.P. we observed 2 Snowy Owls off Owen Point, 1 on Gull Island and the second on High Bluff Island. It was interesting that the first one was sitting very close to, two Ring-billed Gulls on a log-maybe the Snowy already had breakfast?? On Owen Point there was a Northern Shrike hunting a Song Sparrow. There were 4 Red-throated Loons on Popham Bay and one off the lighthouse. On a earlier visit to Presqu'ile on March 23rd, I observed a very early Caspian Tern off Owen Point ( not sure what the earliest record is for Ontario?), 1 Virginia Rail calling at the Marsh Boardwalk and a Yellow-rumped Warbler on March 22nd in a flock of Brown Creepers and Golden-crowned Kinglets at Calf Pasture.
Good Birding, Bruce

Courtesy Fred Helleiner: 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.

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