[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 6th - 12th February 2016

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 18:30:50 EST 2016


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:

It remains very quiet in these parts, though the cooler weather has
encouraged birds to return to feeders, and waterfowl to once again seek
areas of open water - perfect for your own Great Backyard Bird Count!
Highlights of the week include: CANVASBACK, SNOWY OWL, GOLDEN EAGLE and
EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

 

Having been apparently absent for almost a week now, the CANVASBACKS (64)
were again seen at Invista this morning. HOODED MERGANSER, RING-NECKED DUCK
and REDHEAD are also present. PEREGRINE FALCON is now far more regular at
its downtown location. SNOWY OWL numbers on the islands of Wolfe and Amherst
remain good but the recent mild weather has seemed to have encouraged a
small local dispersal. An EASTERN MEADOWLARK was seen on Amherst Island on
8th and 2 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS were noted there on 9th. A GOLDEN EAGLE was
seen near Odessa on 8th feeding on carrion. And finally, 20 BOHEMIAN
WAXWINGS were seen near Elgin on 9th.

 

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 shared 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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