Presqu’ile Bird Report for the Week of 15-21 June 2018
By Doug McRae
Highlights: LESSER SCAUP, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, CATTLE EGRET, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, MAGNOLIA WARBLER
It was a quiet week at Presqu’ile, partly due to very limited coverage by birders. We are now in the core period of the breeding season and most observations pertain to breeding birds, although flocking grackles in the marsh at dusk may represent post-breeding gatherings or, in other words, the beginning of fall migration.
The plague of MUTE SWANS at Presqu’ile is obvious as
June 22, 2018 - Doug McRae
Presqu’ile Bird Report for Week of 8-14 June 2018
Highlights: LESSER SCAUP, RED-THROATED LOON, CATTLE EGRET, SANDHILL CRANE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER.
A few tardy northbound migrants were still around this week, but the vast majority of sightings were of the expected nesting species.
Moult-migrant CANADA GEESE are still being seen heading north, including a group of 150 on 12 Jun. A GADWALL was off Beach 3 on 12 Jun but more unexpected was a lingering male LESSER SCAUP on the same date. WHITE-WINGED SCOTER is a late migrant but 112 in two
June 16, 2018 - Doug McRae