[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 7-20th January 2017

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 18:29:20 EST 2017

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.



Not much change from last week, though a brief ice storm and following
snowfall messed up the roads for a couple of days. A rise in temperatures
got rid of that, though a cold snap is predicted for next week. Here are the
highlights of the last week:


SNOW GOOSE - Just 2 birds were seen this week (white and blue), both at Bath
on 26th.

CACKLING GOOSE - A single bird was seen at Bath on 25th.

WOOD DUCK - The male continues to be seen at Napanee Springside Park,
Napanee. Two males were also seen at Cedar Point SP, NY on 21st.

COMMON LOON - A single bird was seen on the crossing to Wolfe Island on

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT - A single bird was seen at the Lafarge Cement
Factory on Bath Road on 22nd and 25th.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - a single adult was seen at Napanee on 25th.

ICELAND GULL - Not so many sightings this week with just 1 at Lansdowne Dump
on 23rd and 3 at Bath on 25th.

GLAUCOUS GULL - As with Iceland Gull, birds were seen at just 2 locations -
2 at Lansdowne Dump on 23rd and 2 at Bath on 25th.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - a returning bird to a private feeder near
Washburn on 25th.

TUFTED TITMOUSE - The single bird continued at Gananoque all week.

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was heard at a residence just east of Kingston
on 26th.

EASTERN BLUEBIRD - A good winter for this species with records this week as
follows: 4 at Crosby on 21st; 10 near Lansdowne on 21st; 4 near Enterprise
on 21st; and 1 near Sydenham on 23rd.

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER - 6 birds, in a single flock, were seen at Hay Bay on
22nd, with 2 seen at Prince Edward Point the same day.

SWAMP SPARROW - singles were seen at Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island on 21st,
and just north of Bath on 25th.

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD - Fewer birds around this week with 1 at Chelsea Rd,
Kingston on 21st and 3 at Florida Road on 22nd and 6 there on 25th.

COMMON GRACKLE - A single bird was seen at Elginburg on 26th.


And as a FYI, a first winter ROSS'S GULL is currently being seen at Tupper
Lake (NY) - that's about 100km from both Brockville and Cornwall (150km from
Kingston) as the crow flies.


In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property, Kingston Field
Naturalists has adopted has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings Policy
pdf> . 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, a big thank you goes to all who have submitted sightings over the
last week.




Mark D. Read

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0



Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Home: +1 (613) 385-1651

Email: markdread at gmail.com

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