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Birding Report One rare bird and several uncommon ones have livened up the birding scene at Presqu'ile Provincial Park, and the influx of more common species bodes well for the forthcoming Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend, which begins on Saturday. The male CANVASBACK that appeared in late April was still present on May 12 and 13, which is unusually late for that species.  A late RING-NECKED DUCK was also seen on May 13.  After a run of five days, the male SURF SCOTER that provided some killer looks and photographs was last seen on May 13, when two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were also nearby.  Four other
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Birding Report Persistent unseasonably cool weather at Presqu'ile Provincial Park has slowed the bird migration to a crawl and high lake water levels have inundated several areas that normally provide habitat for migrants.  That is not likely to change soon but there is hope that the weather will begin to cooperate. Both yesterday and today a flock of BRANT flew past, with estimates of 400 and 40 birds, respectively.  The most interesting duck is a male SURF SCOTER that has been off the lighthouse for the past three days.  Two HORNED GREBES were in the same general area on Sunday and Tuesday.  A
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