[Ontbirds] Kingston area birds to Oct. 15, 2010

goodcompany at sympatico.ca goodcompany at sympatico.ca
Fri Oct 15 09:45:49 EDT 2010


The bird of the week was no doubt the Vermilion Flycatcher seen on Wolfe Island near Button Bay on Wednesday afternoon by a group of Kingston area birders. The bird was reported locally but efforts to refind it the next day were unsuccessful. The rest of the sightings in this report will be more mundane but there are some good birds around.
A late report had a Surf Scoter in Elevator Bay on Oct. 4th, 250 Brant flew over Charleston Lake P.P. on Saturday and 23 Ring-necked Ducks were at Bedford Mills yesterday. A Red-necked Grebe was seen off Garden Island on Sunday and five Sandhill Cranes stood in an empty field near Crosby yesterday.
A Little Gull was reported again from the lagoons last Friday along with several shorebirds including Dunlin, White-rumped and a Baird's Sandpiper. There were more White-Rumped on Amherst Island on the weekend and the Hudsonian Godwit remained for at least three days. There were also 4 immature Black-crowned Night-Herons on the KFN property on Tuesday. N. Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls are moving through with several reports with differing numbers of birds.
Fox Sparrows were widespread this week as were Purple Finches. A lone Pine Siskin was at Bedford Mills on Monday and the area's first Snow Buntings were seen over the penitentiary property last week.
Cheers,
Peter Good
Kingston Field Naturalists
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