[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 25th - 31st July 2016

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 09:38:34 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:

The birding this past week has remained mainly unchanged with very few birds
of note. A minor increase in shorebird numbers and diversity would indicate
the beginning of return passage.

Continuing on from last week, we have again had sightings of RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS in the area, with 2 adults seen at a private residence near
Gananoque for the last couple of days.

A LEAST BITTERN was seen near Odessa on 28th - this species is likely
under-recorded in the area.

An interesting record of 3 RED CROSSBILLS came in from a location near
Verona on 30th. Whether these were resident birds or very early migrants is
unclear.

Not seen/recorded for some time, the ORCHARD ORIOLES of Lemoine Point CA,
Kingston were on show on 26th.

Kingston's resident PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on 30th.

 

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

 

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Home: +1 (613) 385-1651

Email: markdread at gmail.com

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