[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 30th April - 08 May 2016
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Sun May 8 10:54:31 EDT 2016
Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintains records in a 50km radius of
MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share their
sightings with 'Kingston FN'. Alternatively, please email or post records
directly to me - contact details below. Please note that some sightings may
require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.
It looks like birds have started to finally arrive - 16 species of warbler
were seen in Kingston this morning (8th). Highlights of the week include:
SNOW GOOSE, BRANT, BLACK SCOTER, LEAST SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER,
LITTLE GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, SNOWY OWL, GYRFALCON, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH.
Please note that Amherstview Sewage Lagoons is still undergoing construction
work and is strictly off limits to all. It is now predicted to re-open to
those with written permission in late summer/early autumn.
Marshlands CA is once again the place to be as it is now producing a great
variety of warblers. Highlights this morning include CAPE MAY, NORTHEN
PARULA, MAGNOLIA and BLACKBURNIAN, amongst the 16 species seen. The last few
days has seen EASTERN KINGBIRDS and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS return to the
same site, with BLUE-HEADED VIREOS now passing through. A VEERY was also
seen there this morning. Following a push of WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS,
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS are now being seen. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was also seen
Wolfe Island IBA
Both SNOW GOOSE and SNOWY OWL were seen on 1st but not since. NORTHERN
PARULA and VEERY were at Big Sandy Bay this morning, and 8 LEAST SANDPIPERS
were on 5th Line. BOBOLINK was seen on 7th Line yesterday (7th) and a RUSTY
BLACKBIRD was still at Big Sandy Bay this morning. A (not so common) COMMON
TERN was at the Marysville terminal of the Wolfe Island ferry yesterday.
6 LITTLE GULS were seen along the south shore of the island on 2nd, as well
as 4 BLACK SCOTER. Two Brant showed up at Martin Edwards Reserve on 5th
where 4-5 WILSON'S PHALAROPE and a single DUNLIN were also seen. A
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen near Owl Woods on 5th. 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.
Prince Edward County
Kaiser Cross Road is beginning to slow down but last weekend saw 22 LITTLE
GULLS at that location on 30th. A single was also at the marina at Waupoos.
On 2nd, 15 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were present at Kaiser, down to 10 the
next day. Outside of our area at Montezuma, NY, 45 Long-billed Dowitchers
were seen on 1st. Prince Edward Point had two observations of a grey
GYRFALCON on 5th. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen there on 7th, and a BLACK
TERN was near Waupoos on the same date.
A small flock of 20 BRANT passed over Charleston Lake Provincial Park on
6th. LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE has again been seen at Napanee Plains IBA. Two
SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were at Ham Road, near Millhaven on 5th and LOUISIANA
WATERTHUSH continues to be seen on Canoe Lake Road. A CERULEAN WARBLER was
seen along Opinicon Road on 7th. YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS are already quite
well represented across the Shield. SANDHILL CRANES were again seen at
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property, Kingston Field
Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings Policy. 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
Mark D. Read
337 Button Bay Road,
Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246
Home: +1 (613) 385-1651
Email: markdread at gmail.com
Blog: "Confessions of a Global Birder" http://markdread.blogspot.com
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