[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 23rd August 2016 - 6th September

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 17:20:23 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 last couple of weeks have seen an increase in shorebird sightings with
the majority coming from Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island. As many as
7 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 5 STILT SANDPIPERS, 4 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 2
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS have been noted there amongst the more regular
LEAST, SEMIPALMATED and SPOTTED SANPIPERS. A couple of SANDERLINGS have also
been present. Elsewhere, other interesting sightings have included the
return of 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS to a private feeder near Gananoque and a
LEAST BITTERN just north of Kingston at Collins Lake. On Wolfe Island, a
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen on 24th August, as was an ORCHARD ORIOLE.
Unusual for the island, a TRUMPETER SWAN was seen in Bayfield Bay on 29th
Aug. Big Sandy Bay, also on Wolfe Island, has had a few migrant warblers and
thrushes passing through including CANADA, WILSON'S and BAY-BREASTED but all
in relatively low numbers. A CAROLINA WREN was heard singing on nearby
Garden Island on 4th/5th Sep. A NORTHERN PARULA was seen north of Kingston,
at Elginburg on the early date of 26th Aug. An AMERICAN PIPIT was at Camden
Lake on 4th Sep.

Across the border in Jefferson County, NY, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was
seen at Perch River WMA on 25th Aug, with BAIRD'S and STILT SANDPIPERS there
on 4th Sep. A WHIMBREL was seen at El Dorado Beach Preserve on 5th Sep.

 

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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