[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 24 July 2016
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 07:51:17 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.
Birding has been relatively slow in the Kingston area over the past few
weeks with the only genuine rarity being a WORM-EATING WARBLER seen in the
Owl Woods, Amherst Island on 4-5 July. However, there now seems to be a
slight change in behaviour with birds once again becoming a little more
vocal and visible now that fledging of many species has occurred. If out and
about exploring the islands and back roads please remember to pull off the
road safely in order to allow farm machinery full access to their fields.
There have been several sightings of adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS recently
with birds seen near Kingston airport, Frontenac Provincial Park, Desert
Lake, and Gananoque Golf Course.
LEAST BITTERNS continue to be reported, with individuals seen at Moscow
Marsh, Sydenham, Wolfe Island and Beaver Meadows WMA, Prince Edward County.
WILSON'S PHALAROPES are still being seen at Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst
Island where breeding success has been confirmed.
Shorebirds have already been noted passing back through, with the first
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS seen on 8th July on Amherst Island.
SEDGE WRENS have been seen (but mainly just heard) near Verona over the last
month or so. However, the field they were mainly using has now been cut and,
although still present, the birds are much harder to locate.
SANDHILL CRANES have been seen near Murvale this week but they are fairly
regularly seen at the private Hamilton Wetland, Prince Edward County.
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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