[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 8th - 21st August 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 18:47:47 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:

Things are beginning to pick up a little, with a greater diversity of
shorebirds and the first signs of those warbler flocks we've all been
waiting for. Highlights of the last 2 weeks include; SANDHILL CRANE,
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, WESTERN
SANDPIPER, PECTOROAL SANDPIPER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, and
TUFTED TITMOUSE.

 

Wolfe Island

The 4 breeding plumage AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS seen on 4th Line on 11th were
an early record. Today (21st), 6 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at the same
location. Also on 11th, CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW was seen on 7th Line and
RING-NECKED PHEASANT on 9th Line - both species were with young.

 

Prince Edward Point

Still a little early in the season, Prince Edward Point has seen a few
warblers this week including CANADA WARBLER on 21st and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
on 15th amongst others. Also seen on 15th was a single YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER.

 

Other sightings

Two Sandhill Cranes were seen near Camden Lake (Yarker) on 17th. At Wilton
Creek, near Napanee, shorebirds have been fairly consistent, though nothing
unusual has yet shown up. Regulars include GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
LEAST, SEMIPALMATED, SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, KILLDEER, and, today,
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. At Napanee Plains IBA, a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was seen
on 9th. A CANADA WARBLER was seen near Elginburg on 16th.

 

Stateside

Some very good sightings came in from across the border in Jefferson County,
NY. On 10th, and again 13th, a WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen at Perch River
WMA. Also on 13th at the same location were a single BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 31
PECTOTRAL SANDPIPERS and 1 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. On 12th, a WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER put in an appearance and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen there
on 19th and 20th. On 9th, A VESPER SPARROW and 2 TUFTED TITMICE were seen at
Wellesley Island SP.

 

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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