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Presqu’ile Bird Report for 30 Jul-5 Aug 2021

HIGHLIGHTS: Red-headed Woodpecker, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

OVERVIEW: We had our worst week for coverage yet with only a few visits to the Park by birders. 

 SIGHTINGS:

 American Bittern:  Singles were seen at the Camp Office Viewing Platform on 2 Aug and 5 Aug.

 Bald Eagle: Two flew past the lighthouse on 5 Aug – the first in recent weeks.

 Bonaparte’s Gull: Two were at Salt Pt. on 1 Aug.

 Red-headed Woodpecker: The known family group with two young was visiting Bayshore Rd feeders, but a single immature was also seen in the Campgrounds on 2 Aug (C&MY) suggesting another nesting pair may have been present.

 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: Two were seen on 1 Aug, likely part of the same group of four seen last week.

 Cape May Warbler: The first of fall were two seen on 5 Aug.

 Please Note: Access to Gull and High Bluff Island is closed to visitation between 10 March and 10 September to protect the thousands of colonial birds that nest on the islands.

 Directions: Presqu’ile Provincial Park is located south of Brighton on the north shore of Lake Ontario.  It is well signed from either Hwy. 401 or Cty. Rd. 2.