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Birding Report With one notable exception, land birds have been rather scarce at Presqu'ile Provincial Park this week.  Compensating for that, however, has been a wealth of water bird sightings. A flock of geese flying overhead on November 4 contained five CACKLING GEESE and three CANADA GEESE.  The former were the largest group ever seen at Presqu'ile, as well as the latest ever in the fall.  The past three days have been TUNDRA SWAN days.  Apart from the 52 that were in the water and on the shore of Popham Bay on Tuesday, flock after flock have been flying overhead, mostly headed eastward and
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Birding Report November is the month when birders come to Presqu'ile Provincial Park in search of one of Presqu'ile's specialties, PURPLE SANDPIPER, which appears almost every year.  No one has yet found one this year, but an even more unlikely shorebird did show up this week, relieving the tedium of typical late autumn birding. Three species of swans were reported in Presqu'ile Park this week:  the ubiquitous MUTE SWANS, five TRUMPETER SWANS off Gull Island on Sunday, and eight TUNDRA SWANS flying toward Presqu'ile Bay yesterday.  Ducks, especially diving ducks, have been plentiful
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