[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 12th - 18th November 2016

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 12:17:28 EST 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.



The weather has remained much milder than expected, with little or no winds.
Just a quick summary this week of some of the highlights including: CACKLING



A RED-THROATED LOON was seen just outside Cataraqui Bay on 15th, and RUDDY
DUCKS continue in the Inner Harbour just south of Belle Island with 10 seen
there on 16th and 20 on 17th. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was present at
Hillview Pond 12th-14th.


Wolfe Island IBA

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD continues to be seen regularly on Button Bay Road,
where HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS are also being reported more
frequently. Three LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen there on 15th.


Amherst Island IBA

It's really a case of negative news from the island with raptors being
scarce to absent, though a NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen there on 17th. A
respectable tally of 78 HORNED GREBES was also noted the same day, as were
singles of BLACK SCOTER and NORTHERN SHRIKE, both at Martin Edwards Reserve.
Please note that you must be a member of Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) or
be accompanied by a member to access the Martin Edwards Reserve. Also note
that the Owl Woods are closed for 3 weeks from Monday 21st November to
Sunday 11th December inclusive. 


Other Sightings

The female KING EIDER continues to entertain visitors at the Millhaven ferry
dock (to Amherst Island) where it has present since 5th. Staying close to
shore, this bird has been easy to see. Just down the road opposite the old
CIL factory, 4 CACKLING GEESE remain - these birds present since 6th at
least. Just north of here at Napanee Plains IBA, a NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen
on 16th. Elsewhere, a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen at Adolphustown on
13th and 2 COMMON REDPOLLS were flyovers near Crosby on 14th. A FIELD
SPARROW was seen on the north shore of Loughborough lake on 15th.


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




Mark D. Read

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0



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