[Ontbirds]Presqu'ile Birding Report for Week Ending August 4, 2005.

Fred Helleiner fhelleiner at trentu.ca
Thu Aug 4 18:01:54 EDT 2005

Although there has been little change in the summery weather at 
Presqu'ile Provincial Park in the past week, there has been a small 
amount of movement in the bird life.  The prospects for the next few 
days appear more promising.

Common Loons can occasionally be found near the lighthouse.  Great 
Egrets are seen almost every day  flying to and from High Bluff  Island.

The mass migration of shorebirds has not yet arrived.  The only new 
species is a Black-bellied Plover that has been present since July 31.  
A Ruddy Turnstone was at Owen Point on August 3.  A few Bonaparte's 
Gulls are also there, usually among the nearly 200 Caspian Terns.  A 
Black Tern was flying past near the lighthouse on August 2.

A Rock Pigeon at the calf pasture was unusual.  The only apparently 
migrant warblers at the lighthouse recently were a Nashville Warbler and 
an American Redstart.  Both Orchard and Baltimore Orioles have been near 
the lighthouse, as well as at least one Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

To reach Presqu'ile Provincial Park, follow the signs from Brighton. 
Locations within the Park are shown on a map at the back of a tabloid 
that is available at the Park gate.  Access to the offshore islands is 
restricted at this time of year to prevent disturbance to the colonial 
nesting birds there.

Questions and comments about bird sightings at Presqu'ile may be 
directed to: FHELLEINER at TRENTU.CA.


Fred Helleiner

186 Bayshore Road,
R.R. #4,
Brighton, Ontario, Canada, K0K 1H0
VOICE: (613) 475 5309
If visiting, access via Presqu'ile Provincial Park.

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