[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 16-29 May 2016

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Mon May 30 06:38:19 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.

 

Highlights:

Just a quick report to summarise the highlights over the last 2 weeks:

A male SUMMER TANAGER at Prince Edward Point on 21st was perhaps the best
bird of the period

Twenty four RED KNOT and a WHIMBREL were at Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst
Island, also on 21st.

Two-three ORCHARD ORIOLES are being regularly seen at Lemoine Point,
Kingston, though have been noted at several other locations as well.

BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS are again being seen at Fishing Lake Road, near Elbow
Lake Environmental Centre. 

Kingston Field Naturalists held their annual 24-hour round-up over the
weekend of 21st - 22nd. Five teams notched up an impressive cumulative total
of 181 species. Hope to find plenty of these over the weekend of the OFO
Conference!

A pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS was seen mating in Frontenac Provincial
Park, where CERULEAN WARBLERS seen plentiful.

YELLOW-BILLED and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS are now widespread.

LEAST BITTERN is regular at Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island but are also being
seeing/heard at several other locations.

 

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
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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