[Ontbirds] Trumpeter Swans and Peregrine at Presqu'ile
Bree, David (MNR)
david.bree at ontario.ca
Wed Feb 23 08:08:31 EST 2011
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
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
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.
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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