[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 21st - 27th November 2015

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 08:00:55 EST 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:

As the last migrants finally moved out, there was little in the way of new
winter arrivals to fill the void making it a relatively quiet week.
Highlights include: CACKLING GOOSE, RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON,
GOLDEN EAGLE, ICELAND GULL, SNOWY OWL, PEREGRINE FALCON, and EVENING
GROSBEAK.

 

Kingston

A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Portsmouth Olympic harbour on 21st where good
numbers of COMMON LOON remain. BELTED KINGFISHER and GREAT BLUE HERON were
seen at Collin's Bay on 25th and good numbers of TUNDRA SWAN can be seen at
both Cataraqui Bay and Marshlands CA. The resident PEREGRINE FALCON was seen
downtown on 24th. Just over 300 AMERICAN COOT were seen in the Inner Harbour
on 25th.

                

Wolfe Island IBA

A field trip to the island last weekend didn't find all that was hoped for
though 3 SNOWY OWLS were located - one appearing to be an adult male.
However, good numbers of REDHEAD remain in Button Bay, with about 30 or so
GREEN-WINGED TEAL also present. A WOOD DUCK was seen on 4th Line on 21st.

 

Amherst Island IBA

SNOWY OWLS (2-3) have been seen frequently on the island this week; a
SHORT-ERAED OWL was seen on 22nd. Also on 22nd, a RED-THROATED LOON was seen
at the mainland ferry terminal. Please note that you must be a member of
Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) or be accompanied by a member to access the
Martin Edwards Reserve. Also note that the Owl Woods are currently closed
for 3 weeks from Monday 16th November to Monday 7th December inclusive.

 

Prince Edward County

Two GOLDEN EAGLES were seen at Prince Edward Point on 24th. A day earlier, a
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and single HERMIT THRUSH were seen at the same
location. A few individual RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS and COMMON GRACKLES are
also being seen.

 

Other sightings

A CACKLING GOOSE was again seen this week with a sighting coming from Bath
on 22nd. An EVENING GROSBEAK was near Loughborough Lake on 24th and a
PEREGRINE FALCON was seen there on 26th. 30 PINE SISKINS were also seen
there on 23rd, with scattered individual records elsewhere. The first
'notable' numbers of COMMON REDPOLL were the 8 birds seen on Washburn Road,
Sunbury on 24th. The first ICELAND GULL of the season was in fields near
Odessa on 21st.

 

Please note that Amherstview Sewage Lagoons remains closed.

 

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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Home: +1 (613) 385-1651

Email: markdread at gmail.com

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