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Birding Report Newly arriving migrants have made for great birding at Presqu'ile Provincial Park this past week, though the stereotypical fallout that has trees dripping with birds that wintered in the tropics has yet to occur. The first BLUE-WINGED TEAL of the season was in the woodpile marsh on April 21.  With the campground opening this weekend, campers using tents instead of soundproof motorhomes may be treated to the sound of an early WHIP-POOR-WILL.  A VIRGINIA RAIL has been both seen and heard in the marsh near the entrance to the boardwalk, where YELLOW RAILS are sometimes heard in late April
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Birding Report As the waterfowl migration at Presqu'ile Provincial Park winds down, attention has shifted to land birds, that keep on arriving on suitable winds, which have been few in recent days. A CANVASBACK still present on April 14 was on the late side, but reasonable numbers of WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS remain.  RUFFED GROUSE are more evident than earlier in the year.  As many as a dozen HORNED GREBES were counted on one day.  Single AMERICAN COOTS were present on April 15 and 19.  An early DUNLIN and about 100 BONAPARTE'S GULLS appeared on the beach on April 18.  RED-THROATED LOONS are a
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