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Birding Report Presqu’ile Bird Report for Week of 13-19 April 2018 Highlights this week include HARLEQUIN DUCK, RED-THROATED LOON, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, DUNLIN, SNOWY OWL, NORTHERN SHRIKE and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. The story this week was much the same as past few weeks with more north winds, cool temperatures, plus a crazy weekend ice pellet/rain event that froze protected water and left the ground covered in up to 10 cm of dense snow.  Not surprisingly there was very little visible migration and many species that should be common on this date are either still missing, or very scarce. 
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Birding Report Presqu’ile Bird Report for Week of 6-12 April 2018  Highlights this week include the reappearance of the male HARLEQUIN DUCK near the Lighthouse on 11 and 12 Apr, up to four RED-THROATED LOONS in Popham Bay on the 12th, and a lingering SNOWY OWL on the Salt Pt. lighthouse on 9 Apr.  The big story this week is the very delayed state of spring migration.  There were a few breaks from the dominant northerly winds this week that allowed a trickle of migrants to push in, but it remains unseasonably slow with generally small numbers of new arrivals and many expected species still not
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