[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 4th - 10th July 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 14:19:35 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:

A couple more shorebird sightings this week highlight the fact that summer
doesn't really last all that long. Also with the first round of fledglings
now out and about, things are generally becoming more lively. Highlights of
the last 2 weeks include; LEAST BITTERN, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, CAROLINA WREN,
CERULEAN WARBLER, PRAIRIE WARBLER, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, and ORCHARD ORIOLE.

 

There was only one sighting of LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE at Napanee Limestone Plain
IBA this week - 1 bird was seen on 9th. However, at the same site an early
GREATER YELLOWLEGS continues to be seen. At Amherstview Sewage Lagoons,
LESSER YELLOWLEGS have been seen on a couple of occasions with up to 17
birds there on 8th. Also seen that day were a couple of LEAST SANDPIPERS and
5 BLUE-WINGED TEAL. Present on 7th only were 4 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS. On
Wolfe Island, 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen on 4th. Bayfield Bay, also on the
island held 8 BLACK TERNS on 8th. The Lemoine Point CA ORCHARD ORIOLES were
seen again this week, with 3 birds noted there on 5th. Quite unusual for the
site were the 2 BLUE-GREY GNATCATCHERS seen there on 10th. Frontenac Park
and Canoe Lake Road were birded on 9th with 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS being the
highlight. Also seen nearby was a VESPER SPARROW just north of Sydenham.
Down in the States, Perch River WMA, Jefferson County, NY has again had
HENSLOW'S SPARROWS this week - 2 were seen there on 5th along with a couple
of TRUMPETER SWANS. Two PRAIRIE WARBLERS and a CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW were
seen at Chaumont barrens Preserve on the same date. 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

 

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Email: markdread at gmail.com

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