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Birding Report At Presqu'ile Provincial Park this week, the bird life has been typical of late fall conditions, with one sighting being a record late date for the species. TUNDRA SWANS  have continued to move through the Park.  On Friday a flock of 25-30 flew over, and on Sunday two flocks totalling 28 birds were seen.  A female WOOD DUCK was in the marsh on Saturday and Sunday.  The highest count of WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS was 25 on Sunday.  A female BLACK SCOTER has been lingering off Owen Point.  WILD TURKEYS continue to be seen in the calf pasture.  Three HORNED GREBES were in Popham Bay on Sunday. 
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Birding Report Almost all of the fall bird migration has ended at Presqu'ile Provincial Park, except for a few stragglers and some winter birds that have yet to show up. A WOOD DUCK at the calf pasture on Tuesday was rather late.  On Tuesday and today, a female BLACK SCOTER could be seen from Owen Point.  Single HORNED GREBES have been sighted near the lighthouse on several recent days.  SANDHILL CRANES are among the few migrants that normally pass over Presqu'ile as late as early December, and birders should be on the lookout for them.  The only shorebird this week was a long-awaited PURPLE
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