[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 27th January - 3rd February 2017
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 20:58:45 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.
It's certainly cooled down somewhat this week, with many bays once again
frozen over. However, things remain much as they were with little change in
terms of bird species or numbers. Here are the highlights of the last week:
SNOW GOOSE - A single bird was reported from the Inner Harbour at the 401
today (3rd) but see below.
ROSS'S GOOSE - This great find was seen at Lower Brewer's Mills on the
afternoon of the 1st but subsequent visits have drawn a blank.
CACKLING GOOSE - During the search for the above, a single bird was seen at
Lower Brewer's Mills on 2nd and 3rd.
WOOD DUCK - The male continues to be seen (29th) at Napanee Springside Park,
NORTHERN PINTAIL - A male was located at Halstead Bay, east of Gananoque on
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT - It seems that one bird (at least) is still
hanging around, with one seen at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour on 27th.
PIED-BILLED GREBE - Another great winter report; this of a single bird seen
on the afternoon of 31st in Reddendale, Kingston.
NORTHERN GOSHAWK - Three sightings this week; 1 at Marshlands CA, Kingston
on 30th; 1 at Lemoine Point CA, Kingston on 1st and 1 at Amherstview on 2nd.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - birds were seen near Napanee on 31st and 3rd.
TUFTED TITMOUSE - The single bird continued at Gananoque all week.
EASTERN BLUEBIRD - A good winter for this species with records this week as
follows: 8 at Crosby on 28th; 10 at Crosby on 29th; 7 at Crosby on 1st; 8 at
Collin's Lake on 3rd.
HERMIT THRUSH - A wintering bird was found near Dexter, NY on 29th.
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - A continuing bird was seen in the west end of
Kingston on 28th.
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW - One was seen near Yarker on 30th.
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD - The 2 birds at Marshlands CA, Kingston were seen on
27th, 30th and 31st. Birds were also seen on Amherst Island (1 on 30th), and
Howe Island (10 on 1st).
And, the first winter ROSS'S GULL continues at Tupper Lake (NY) - that's
about 100km from both Brockville and Cornwall (150km from Kingston) as the
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
As always, a big thank you goes to all who have submitted sightings over the
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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