Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012 Thick-billed Kingbird update

The Thick-billed Kingbird that has been at Presqu’ile Provincial Park since Tuesday and had not been seen for most of today was re-discovered at 17:20h. this afternoon. It was in a large dead tree overlooking the cove at the north end of Atkins Lane. The tree is on a narrow peninsula immediately to the east of the viewing platform at the calf pasture parking lot. That is very near to where it has been apparently roosting for the past two nights. Thanks to Eleanor Beagan for re-locating the bird and good luck to those few who have up to now been unsuccessful in finding it.

Update courtesy of Fred Helleiner

Presqu’ile is at the south-west corner of Brighton. Further directions courtesy of Doug McRae:
Because Bayshore Road is narrow with few good parking spots, please access it from Presqu'ile Provincial Park at the Calf Pasture day use area. Take the park road (instead of bayshore) and follow it; when it becomes a one way loop, follow it around past the lighthouse and in about 3 km, go right on Atkins Lane to the Calf Pasture Day Use parking area. When you go through the underpass, the bird is roughly 100m E of this point or 150m from the parking lot. You can pick up a park newspaper at the gate which has a map.

No comments: