[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds for Oct 5-11, 2013
mark.conboy at queensu.ca
Fri Oct 11 10:00:40 EDT 2013
No rarities to report from this past week. Large flocks of black
birds, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and both KINGLETS continued to move
through during the past week. The first notable numbers of DARK-EYED
JUNCOS arrived. More and more waterfowl were on the move.
City of Kingston
An EASTERN PHOEBE and a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER were at Lemoine
Point Conservation Area. The Invista Lagoons at Cataraqui Bay had a
similar assortment of birds to the Amherstview Sewage Lagoons (see
below), but also had AMERICAN COOT, 1 SEMIPALAMATED SANDPIPER and 2
CASPIAN TERNS. There was a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 1 VIRGINIA RAIL, 1
CASPIAN TERN, 3 COMMON RAVENS and 1 GRAY CATBIRD at the Marshlands
Conservation Area. There was also an assortment of WARBLERS there
including COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, NASHVILLE, PALM and BLACK-THROATED
BLUE. Belle Isle Park had lots of common waterfowl along with 3 RUDDY
DUCKS and two WARBLERS: 1 NASHVILLE and 1 MAGNOLIA.
Resident RING-NECKED PHEASANT and RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER were seen, as
was a good sample of migrating species, including YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER, WHITE-THROATED, WHITE-CROWNED, SAVANNAH and LINCOLN’S
SPARROWS, EASTERN TOWHEE, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, AMERICAN PIPIT, PALM
WARBLER, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, WINTER WREN, and GRAY CATBIRD.
On the Martin Edwards Reserve (formerly the KFN Property) there was
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 DUNLIN, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, GREAT EGRET,
GREEN-WINGED TEAL, GADWALL, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK and AMERICAN WIGEON. A
search of the wetlands on the reserve yielded 1 NELSON’S SPARROW as
well as SWAMP SPARROW, a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and several MARSH WRENS.
Offshore were both SCAUP species and REDHEAD as well as COMMON
MERGANSER, HORNED GREBE, and BONAPARTE’S GULL. Raptor numbers remained
low this past week with only RED-TAILED HAWK, NORTHERN HARRIER and a
single ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK being reported. Please note that you must be
a member of the Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) or be accompanied by
a member to access the Martin Edwards Reserve.
Amherstview Sewage Lagoons
Waterbirds at the lagoons included GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON,
BLUE-WINGED and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN
PINTAIL, REDHEAD, RING-NECKED DUCK, LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD and
BONAPARTE’S GULL. Please note that you must be a member of the KFN or
otherwise obtain permission from the municipality to access the
Waterfowl numbers are building around Chaffey’s Lock and the Queen’s
University Biological Station (QUBS) with WOOD DUCK, BLUE-WINGED TEAL,
RING-NECKED DUCK, and HOODED MERGANSER among the species reported.
There was a MERLIN and BARRED and GREAT HORNED OWLS could be heard
nightly at QUBS.
There were 8 TUNDRA SWANS at Reeds Bay as well as lots of AMERICAN
PIPITS and 2 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS elsewhere on the island.
An EASTERN MEADOWLARK was at the Gananoque Golf Course. A RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER was at Elginburg.
Thanks to all those who submitted observations this past week. For
more information on birding in the Kingston Region please visit
Mark Andrew Conboy
Operations & Research Assistant and Outreach Coordinator
Queen’s University Biological Station
280 Queen's University Road
Elgin, Ontario, Canada K0G 1E0
email: mark.conboy at queensu.ca or mconboy at lakeheadu.ca
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