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Birding Report Recent weather at Presqu'ile Provincial Park has discouraged the usual amount of birder activity.  Nevertheless, there have been sightings of winter birds by hard-core birders that would justify a visit because of the variety that can be seen. MUTE SWANS remain at below normal levels.  Two CANVASBACKS were seen on Monday and four todaay.  REDHEAD and GREATER SCAUP numbers have increased dramatically in the past 24 hours.  WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS are most reliably seen around the Salt Point lighthouse.  Six COMMON MERGANSERS that have been missing for almost a month have returned.  The
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Birding Report Winter has not loosened its grip on Presqu'ile Provincial Park.  Nor have there been many signs of spring in the bird life. Four TRUMPETER SWANS, two adults and two immatures, were off Salt Point on Tuesday.  GREATER SCAUP now outnumber by a large and growing number all other duck species.  A few WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS can often be seen accompanying the other ducks in Presqu'ile Bay, where there is usually open water in the vicinity of Salt Point.  WILD TURKEYS are being seen regularly, some visiting feeders and others becoming more visible in the deep snow.  The edge of the ice in
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