Presqu’ile Bird Report for 31 May – 6 June 2019
HIGHLIGHTS: RING-NECKED DUCK, RED-THROATED LOON, SNOWY EGRET, CATTLE EGRET, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO
Spring migration is winding down but there are still some migrant warblers and shorebirds about. The flooded beach has been very interesting with some nice shorebirds and a very cooperative Snowy Egret. Rubber boots are essential, and waders if you want to go to Owen Pt.
Waterfowl have really thinned out now. Apart from MUTE SWANS, CANADA GEESE, MALLARD and a few GADWALL there is very little remaining. A BLUE-WINGED TEAL flew
June 7, 2019 - Doug McRae
Presqu’ile Bird Report for 24-30 May 2019
HIGHLIGHTS: BRANT, RING-NECKED DUCK, RED-THROATED LOON, BIG SHOREBIRD GROUNDING, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, KENTUCKY WARBLER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
This was probably the last big week of northbound migration, although some later migrants will continue for a few weeks. There were several days with good songbird migration and a big shorebird grounding occurred on 26 May.
Forty-eight BRANT were seen on 29 May. A lingering pair of RING-NECKED DUCK continues in the marsh off the Camp Office viewing deck. Five WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were noted on
June 2, 2019 - Doug McRae