[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 20th June - 3rd July 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 18:03:54 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 is typical during the summer months, sightings are somewhat sporadic -
however, the first shorebirds have already begun to show up. Highlights of
the last 2 weeks include; LEAST BITTERN, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, NORTHERN PARULA, CERULEAN WARBLER, ORCHARD
ORIOLE, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

 

Napanee Limestone Plain IBA continues to produce fairly consistent sightings
of LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE with 2 seen on 21st. UPLAND SANDPIPERS can also still
be found with relative ease. LEAST BITTERN sightings also continue with 1 at
Amherstview on 21st, 2 at Moscow Marsh also on 21st, 3 at Moscow Marsh on
25th and 2 on Washburn Road on 27th. A couple of interesting shorebird
sightings have come in: a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER at the Martin Edwards
Reserve, Amherst Island on 25th, a SOLITARY SANDPIPER near Verona on 26th
and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS at Limestone Road IBA today (3rd). The previously
reported YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, on Fishing Lake Road, was heard on 27th but
no further sightings have been made. The NCC property at that location has
also produced a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and BREWSTER'S
WARBLER. Again, Frontenac Provincial Park has produced some good survey
results with as many as 7 CERULEAN WARBLERS reported on 20th. A NORTHERN
PARULA was heard the same day and two Sandhill Cranes were reported on 30th.
Also of note was a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Queen's University Biological
Station on 26th. Finally, Perch River WMA, Jefferson County, NY has again
had HENSLOW'S SPARROWS this week - 1 was seen there today. Also seen were a
couple of GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS. Two PRAIRIE WARBLERS were seen at Chaumont
barrens Preserve on 2nd. These locations are 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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