[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 01-07 Mar 2014
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 15:47:48 EST 2014
Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintains records in a 50km radius of
MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders already using eBird are encouraged to
share their sightings with 'Kingston FN'. Alternatively, please email, phone
or post records directly to me - contact details below. Note: some sightings
may require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.
Hints of migration continue, albeit very slowly. HORNED LARKS are still
moving through, AMERICAN ROBINS are increasing and TURKEY VULTURES seem to
be on the move. A KILLDEER was reported last week. Highlights include; KING
EIDER, RED-NECKED GREBE, TURKEY VULTURE, and TUFTED TITMOUSE.
City of Kingston
The Invista RED-NECKED GREBE, present since 18th Feb is still present as of
today. A male CANVASBACK reported early in the week was a one-day
occurrence. RING-NECKED DUCKS and a few REDHEAD are now the norm and at
least one NORTHERN SHRIKE is usually easy to locate. PEREGRINE FALCON,
MERLIN and AMERICAN KESTREL were all seen in the city this week.
The resident TUFTED TITMOUSE and RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER continue to be seen
on Havenwood Trail. Check <https://twitter.com/HICountyFerry>
https://twitter.com/HICountyFerry for ferry service updates.
A minimum of 5 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen last weekend - the high count
this winter. The resident Owl Woods RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER is still being
seen near the feeders.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS have been hard to locate on the island this season but
two seen there on 5th. Also present that day was a SONG SPARROW.
Prince Edward Point
Last week's 2 KING EIDERS (an immature male and a female) were joined by a
further 2 females on 3rd and were present until 5th at least. Also present
in the opening water are WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, LONG-TAILED DUCK and GREATER
SCAUP. A TURKEY VULTURE was reported on the 3rd and five were noted at South
Bay on 5th. The Point also had NORTHERN HARRIER on 5th and NORTHERN SHRIKE
West of the city, a KILLDEER was seen at Millhaven on 23rd Feb but no
further reports have been received. North of the city, PURLPE FINCHES and a
SONG SPARROW remain regular at a feeder near Elginburg. A BELTED KINGFISHER
was seen at Kingston Mills on 2nd and another at Upper Brewers Locks on 4th.
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property, the KFN Executive
has updated its Code of Conduct and will no longer report any owl sightings
via the Internet. To maintain records for conservation purposes, sightings
are welcomed through the normal channels.
As always, thanks to all those who submitted sightings over the last week.
Mark D. Read
47 Ellerbeck Street, Unit 1,
Mobile: +1 613 2171246
Email: markdread at gmail.com
Blog: "Confessions of a Global Birder" http://markdread.blogspot.com
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