[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 13th - 19th June 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 07:27:45 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:

As things really begin to settle down for the summer, surprises still
occasionally pop up. Highlights of the week include; LEAST BITTERN, NORTHERN
GOSHAWK, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, LOUISIANNA WATERTHRUSH, CERULEAN WARBLER, and
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

 

Beginning out in Prince Edward County, a male REDHEAD was seen at the
somewhat unusual location (for the time of year) of Prince Edward Point. The
Napanee Limestone Plain IBA has again produced sightings of LOGGERHEAD
SHRIKE (16th) and as many as 8 adult UPLAND SANDPIPERS (18th). A flurry of
LEAST BITTERN sightings has come from 2 locations - Moscow Marsh and VARTY
Lake. AMERICAN COOT was seen within the private grounds of Bath Generating
Station on 17th. However, the real highlight of the week was a
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, seen and photographed on Fishing Lake Road, near Elbow
Lake Environmental Education centre on 15th. Also seen along that road was a
suite of GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, BREWSTER'S WARBLER and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER -
the latter still present on 18th. Some concerted research this summer in
Frontenac Provincial Park has yielded results - with good numbers of
CERULEAN WARBLERS reported. Breeding NORTHERN GOSHAWK has also been noted.
On the nearby Canoe Lake Road, LOUISIANNA WATERTHRUSH was seen and heard on
18th. As with Frontenac PP, research at Queen's University Biological
Station is yielding good results - the highlight this week again being a
single PRAIRIE WARBLER. Finally, Perch River WMA, Jefferson County, NY has
again had HENSLOW'S SPARROWS this week - 3 were reported on 17th. This
location is within easy driving distance of the Thousand Islands Bridge.

 

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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