[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 01-13 June 2016
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 06:08:26 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.
Again, just a quick report to summarise the highlights of the last 2 weeks,
as things really have got very quiet:
Having not been reported elsewhere, I should mention that the
CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW, just outside the area at Hilltop Road/Brewer's Road,
Prince Edward County returned once again for the 3rd year running. I don't
know whether folks went looking for it this weekend as there have been no
LEAST BITTERN is continuing to be heard at Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island as
well as Moscow marsh, near Camden East.
Again, outside the area at Sheffield Conservation Area, near Kaladar,
PRAIRIE WARBLERS are being regularly seen.
Technology (the Wolfe Island Motus wildlife tracking system) has revealed a
minimum of 8 RED KNOT passing through, with 4 on the night of 2nd. These
birds were tagged in Delaware.
A SNOW GOOSE was seen in flight with Canada Geese at Sydenham on 30th May.
ORCHARD ORIOLES continue to be reported at Lemoine Point, Kingston.
PEREGRINE FALCONS (1-2) are now fairly regular at their downtown location on
BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS (+ BREWSTERS) continue to be seen at Fishing Lake Road,
near Elbow Lake Environmental Centre.
A female NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Frontenac Provincial Park on 8th.
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, plus other alvar specialities such as UPLAND SANDPIPER
and CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW are still being reported from the Napanee
Limestone Plain IBA.
Five GREAT EGRETS were seen at a pong just south of Yarker on 11th.
WILSON'S PHALAROPE are, as usual, present at Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst
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
couple of weeks.
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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