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Birding Report No major surprises have enlivened the birding scene at Presqu'ile Provincial Park in the past week, largely because of continuing wintry weather and the accompanying freezing of most of Presqu'ile and Popham Bays. Even the ducks have been fewer than in recent weeks.  The hundreds of REDHEADS that arrived a week ago were present up till Friday had dwindled to a few dozen by Saturday.  Only one has been sighted since then.  Six WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were in Presqu'ile Bay on Friday but not one has been reported since then.  Two COMMON MERGANSERS off the government dock today were
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Birding Report Until today typical mid-winter birding has prevailed at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.  The current thaw has been accompanied by the first stirrings of spring migration. Well over 300 MUTE SWANS are now in Presqu'ile Bay.  REDHEADS have been apparently absent since mid-December, but a January thaw invariably brings the first of that species.  By 9:00 this morning the first two flew in and landed near the lighthouse.  More kept arriving all morning and by mid-afternoon there were several flocks of a dozen or so flying around.  Again this week one or two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS can be
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