[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 6th - 12th June 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 17:00:57 EDT 2015


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. Please note that
some sightings may require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated
otherwise.

 

Highlights:

Much-needed rain has been a feature of the week but unfortunately the
birders have mainly stayed at home. Highlights of the week include; LEAST
BITTERN, GLOSSY IBIS, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, HENSLOW'S
SPARROW, and ORCHARD ORIOLE.

 

City of Kingston

Westbrook Marsh has again been productive this week with 4 GREAT EGRETS, 8
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS, 1 GREEN HERON, SORA, VIRGINIA RAIL, and both
WILLOW and ALDER FLYCATCHER all seen over 20 minutes on 7th. At nearby
Wartman-Patterson Park, a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen the same morning.
Just east of Kingston, at Ravensview, a CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW was seen again
this week (11th).

 

Stateside - Jefferson County, NY

A GLOSSY IBIS was today seen at Perch River WMA, just 20km or so from the
location where one was seen on 24th-25th May - definitely worth watching out
for on this side too. Seen at the same site on 9th were 3 HENSLOW'S
SPARROWS. Ashlands Flats WMA had a LEAST BITTERN on 7th and at Chaumont
Barrens Preserve, a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and 2 PRAIRIE WARBLERS were seen on
9th. 

 

Other sightings

The Napanee Limestone Plain IBA has again produced sightings of LOGGERHEAD
SHRIKE and UPLAND SANDPIPER this week. At nearby Moscow Marsh, BLACK TERN
and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER were seen on 7th. Just up the road at Camden Lake,
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, BLACK TERN and PIED-BILLED GREBE were seen the same
day. At Roblin, singles of PINE SISKIN and PURPLE FINCH were seen today
(12th). The second NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD of the week was seen on Howe Island
on 8th. A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was seen yesterday (11th) at Washburn Road,
Sunbury and a CANADA WARBLER was seen at Chaffey's Lock Road on 7th.

 

In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property, Kingston Field
Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings Policy
<http://kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/birding/KFN_sensitive_sightings_policy.
pdf> . Also note that, as requested by the landowners, sightings of owls at
the privately-owned Owl Woods must not be distributed on the Internet (this
includes posting as 'Amherst Island' on eBird) by KFN or anyone who visits.
To ensure continued access to this location, please respect their wishes and
follow the guidelines posted on-site. To maintain records for conservation
purposes, sightings from that location are welcomed through all the
traditional channels.

 

As always, thanks to all those who have submitted sightings over the last
week.

 

Mark.

 

Mark D. Read

47 Ellerbeck Street, Unit 1,

Kingston, Ontario

K7L 4H5

Canada

 

Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Email: markdread at gmail.com

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