[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 4th - 10th February 2017
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 20:02:43 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 was very much a case of status quo this week for both birds and weather.
Here are the highlights of the last week:
WOOD DUCK - The male continues to be seen (including today - 10th) at
Napanee Springside Park, Napanee.
COMMON LOON - 4 (yes 4) birds were seen together off the south shore of
Amherst Island on 6th.
BLACK VULTURE - a bird was photographed near Chaumont in Jefferson County,
NY on 6th.
NORTHERN GOSHAWK - Yet another sighting this week of this majestic bird - an
immature was seen west of Kingston (near Westbrook) on 9th.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - the continuing adult bird has been seen on several
dates this past week along the 401, just west of Napanee.
THAYER'S GULL - a report of a 1st winter bird at Doug Fluhrer Park, Kingston
on 5th is notable for its rarity in this area, as well as the fact that 2
other potential sightings of this tricky species have been made recently.
TUFTED TITMOUSE - The single bird at Gananoque was only seen a couple of
times this week.
EASTERN BLUEBIRD - Not so many records this week - 'just' 11 birds north of
Ernestown on 5th, and 5 at the same location on 4th.
GREY CATBIRD - a surprise find on the 9th near Camden East.
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - A continuing bird was seen in the west end of
Kingston on 6th.
SAVANNAH SPARROW - we often have a couple most winters but the single bird
seen on Amherst Island on 4th is the first this season.
RED CROSSBILL - a lone male was seen on private property near Harrowsmith on
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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