[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds - March 2-10, 2013

Mark Conboy mark.conboy at queensu.ca
Sun Mar 10 10:50:05 EDT 2013


No rarities from the past week to report. Some early migrants were
being seen in good numbers including small numbers of RED-WINGED
BLACKBIRD, AMERICAN ROBIN and HORNED LARK in several locations. COMMON
REDPOLL and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH continued to make up the majority of
winter finch reports, but a few other species were also noted.

City of Kingston
A BARRED OWL was at the intersection of Taylor Kidd Blvd and Gardiners
Road. Waterbirds off Old Front Road included MUTE SWAN, GADWALL,
GREATER SCAUP, COMMON GOLDENEYE, COMMON MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED
MERGANSER. Additional species seen at Cataraqui/Elevator Bay were WOOD
DUCK, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, RING-NECKED DUCK and AMERICAN COOT. A
single PINE GROSBEAK was at CFB Kingston. A CAROLINA WREN and a SONG
SPARROW were on King Street. A NORTHERN SHRIKE and 2 PINE SISKINS were
along Gore Road. The old Davis Tannery property had 3 GREEN-WINGED
TEALS and 40 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS.

Amherst Island
Birds on and off the island this past week included TUNDRA SWAN,
GADWALL, REDHEAD, LESSER SCAUP, GREATER SCAUP, LONG-TAILED DUCK,
BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE, COMMON and RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS,
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, SNOWY
OWL, NORTHERN HARRIER, 1 NORTHERN FLICKER and AMERICAN KESTREL.

Opinicon Road
Waterfowl numbers and diversity began to build at Chaffey's Lock and
included lots of CANADA GEESE, TRUMPETER SWAN, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK,
MALLARD, RING-NECKED DUCK, COMMON GOLDENEYE, COMMON MERGANSER and
HOODED MERGANSER. There were 5 BALD EAGLES at Lake Opinicon. A BARRED
OWL, an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL, a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER and 2
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were at Queen's University Biological Station.

Wolfe Island
Notable birds on the island included NORTHERN HARRIER, RED-TAILED
HAWK, SNOWY OWL and 1 MERLIN.

Other Observations
A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was near Violet. The Hay Bay area had 7
EASTERN BLUEBIRDS, 2 BARRED OWLS and a SONG SPARROW. A BELTED
KINGFISHER was at Charleston Lake Provincial Park.

Thanks to all those who submitted observations this past week.

Mark

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Mark Andrew Conboy
Operations & Research Assistant and Outreach Coordinator
Queen’s University Biological Station
280 Queen's University Road
Elgin, Ontario, Canada K0G 1E0
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