Exceptionally warm and pleasant weather at Presqu'ile Provincial Park has slowed the bird migration but has provided many birders the opportunity to enjoy studying birds at their leisure, especially on Gull Island.
The BRANT that has appeared sporadically in recent weeks was once again on Gull Island on September 16. In addition to the TRUMPETER SWAN bearing wing tag K29, two others of that species, apparently untagged, have been present for most of this week. Last year on September 20 a EURASIAN WIGEON accompanied the AMERICAN WIGEONS in Popham Bay. The latter species has again been
September 23, 2016 - Fred Helleiner
Again this week, well over 100 species of birds have been in Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Among them were some that were arriving unexpectedly early in the fall and others that were lingering a bit later than usual, as well as some that would be considered uncommon by some and downright rare by others.
Also this week, the elusive BRANT has put in another appearance, actually two - on the south side of Gull Island on Sunday and on the north side on Monday. Less elusive are the two TRUMPETER SWANS that are being seen on most days around Gull Island. The REDHEAD flock off Sebastopol Island
September 15, 2016 - Fred Helleiner