[Ontbirds] Trumpeter Swans and Peregrine at Presqu'ile

Bree, David (MNR) david.bree at ontario.ca
Wed Feb 23 08:08:31 EST 2011


Hi 

 

Just (8am) had three Trumpeter Swans fly over the office at low altitude
heading west (to Cobourg Harbour?).  They were vocalizing and were a
beautiful site against the blue sky.

 

An immature Peregrine was sitting in a tree at Calf Pasture Point
yesterday at 2pm.  Maybe the same bird that was here for the 1st half of
January?

 

A 40+ flock of American Robins have been roaming the park and both
chickadees and cardinal are quite vocal singing their spring songs.

 

Presqu'ile bay is mostly frozen but there is still a good selection of
ducks at the lighthouse area and along the picnic area shoreline.

 

 

Presqu'ile Provincial Park is east of Toronto by 2 hours.  Exit the 401
at exit #509 (Brighton).  Follow the signs south through town (15
minutes). 

Locations within the Park are shown on a map at the back of a tabloid 

that is available at the Park gate.   The narrow channel between Owen 

Point and Gull Island is now ice-covered most of the time, but the ice,
while appearing to be thick, might not support the weight of a human. 

However, the water beneath the crust, if there is any, is only
ankle-deep. The surrounding shoreline can be very slippery.  At any
time, it is wise to stay off the shore ice.

 

 

David Bree

Natural Heritage Education (NHE) Leader

Presqu'ile Provincial Park

328 Presqu'ile Parkway

Brighton, ON  K0K 1H0

Tel: (613) 475-4324 ext. 225

Fax: (613) 475-2209

 




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