[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 1st-7th August 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 18:17:02 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:

Again, not too much to report this week, especially on the Canadian side of
our circle, with 2 of the 3 highlights coming from Jefferson County, NY.
Highlights of the week include; SEDGE WREN, PRAIRIE WARBLER, and HENSLOW'S
SPARROW.

 

SEDGE WRENS were again seen this week on a couple of dates, 3 on 1st and 4
on 4th, at a location just northwest of Verona. At Wilton Creek, near
Napanee, shorebird numbers seem to have dropped off, with just a handful of
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and singles of GREATER YELLOWLEGS and SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER. Please don't forget that Amherstview Sewage Lagoons will remain
strictly closed until early October. At Perch River WMA, HENSLOW'S SPARROW
was seen on 1st, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and 2 TRUMPETER SWANS on 4th and 10
BLUE-WINGED TEAL on 3rd. Three PRAIRIE WARBLERS were seen at Chaumont
Barrens Preserve on 4th.

 

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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