[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 5th - 11th September 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 17:02:22 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:

Coming off the back of a hot spell last week, the swing to cooler, northerly
winds has brought increased numbers of passerine migrants, as well as
improved viewing conditions. Unfortunately, this hasn't yet resulted in any
highlights other than a report of 2 CONNETICUT WARBLERS.

 

Kingston

Not much to report other than the slightest build-up of waterfowl at Belle
Park, in Kingston's Inner Harbour. Three NORTHERN SHOVELER and 3 BLUE-WINGED
TEAL were present there on 5th along with AMERICAN BITTERN and 6 PIED-BILLED
GREBES.

 

Wolfe Island

A few more shorebirds this week at Reed's Bay but nothing unusual, though
good numbers (70+) of KILLDEER are being seen. An injured AMERICAN GOLDEN
PLOVER was seen near Button Bay on 8th, where 8 HORNED LARK were also seen.
At nearby Big Sandy Bay, as at many other sites across the area, good
numbers and diversity of warblers has been noted, with 14 species seen there
on 10th, including WILSON'S and NORTHERN PARULA. Four species of VIREO were
also noted as well as a single LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

 

Prince Edward Point

The best record of the week was of 2 CONNETICUT WARBLERS banded at Prince
Edward Point Bird Observatory last weekend. Unfortunately, they have not
been relocated. 

 

Other sightings

A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was seen near on Washburn Road, near Sunbury, on 10th,
where a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was present on 6th. The AMERICAN PIPIT
seen at Camden Lake on 9th was the first of the season. At Martin Edwards
Reserve, Amherst Island, a SANDERLING and a lone BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was
about it on the shorebird front.

 

Please note that the ferry situation continues in our area and the expected
return date of the Wolfe Islander is now 'unknown'. This means that the
Wolfe Island, Amherst Island and Glenora ferries continue be at half
capacity. Also, in case you missed the news, Amherstview Sewage Lagoons is
currently closed to all access - hopefully reopening in October.

 

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

 

Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Home: +1 (613) 385-1651

Email: markdread at gmail.com

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