[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 19th - 25th September 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 17:13:20 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:

There has been a distinct increase in the number of autumn and winter
visitors, but once again nothing truly notable has been seen. Highlights of
the week include RED-NECKED GREBE, PEREGRINE FALCON, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER,
and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.

 

Kingston

Kingston's resident PEREGRINE FALCON was seen downtown on 21st. A late
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Invista on 23rd where an ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER was also seen. A DARK-EYED JUNCO was seen there on 24th.

 

Wolfe Island

Big Sandy Bay has seen a number of winter 'firsts' this week, with
RED-NECKED GREBE and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER seen at Bear Point on 22nd. WINTER
WREN was seen the same day and DARK-EYED JUNCO was noted on 24th.
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen at 3 locations on the island on 24th (Big
Sandy Bay, Button Bay and the ferry dock), with other later migrants such as
RUSTY BLACKBIRD, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, PALM WARBLER, AMERICAN PIPIT,
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, and LINCOLN'S SPARROEW also
showing up. Two SANDERLINGS were seen at Big Sandy Bay on 22nd and 24th and
an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were at Reed's bay, also
on 24th.

 

Other sightings

SANDHILL CRANES were seen at a couple of locations (Frontenac Provincial
Park (1) and Opinicon Road (2)) on 20th. An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was still
calling at Bedford Mills as of 24th. Good numbers of migrating SWAINSON'S
and GREY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were noted over Washburn Road on pre-dawn on 24th,
where RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen on 25th.

 

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 run 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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