[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 11th - 17th July 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 17:31:03 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:

Shorebird sightings have definitely increased this week though things remain
generally quiet otherwise: Highlights of the last week include; SANDHILL
CRANE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE,
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, and HENSLOW'S SPARROW.

 

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was seen at Napanee Limestone Plain IBA on 14th this week,
as well as a couple of GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS. At nearby Strathcona, a
CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW was seen on 15th. Amherstview Sewage Lagoons (soon to
be temporarily closed for maintenance) produced the best bird of the week in
a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE - also on 15th. It remained for just 1 afternoon.
Also seen that day were slowly increasing numbers of teal - 5 BLUE-WINGED
TEAL and 7 GREEN-WINGED TEAL. The next day, a PECTORAL SANDPIPER was
reported along with good numbers of LESSER YELLOWLEGS (52 on 15th), GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER.
Crosby Road, near Crosby, had SEDGE WREN on 2 dates this week - 4 were heard
singing on 12th and 3 were noted there on 13th. Canoe Lake Road again
produced a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH this week on 12th - it is usually quite
tricky to see this species during the summer. Over at Elbow Lake
Environmental Education Centre, a SANDHILL CRANE was heard on 11th. Once
again, Perch River WMA, Jefferson County, NY has again had HENSLOW'S
SPARROWS this week - 1 was seen on 13th. Ten BLACK_CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were
present on 16th.

 

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

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0

Canada

 

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