[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 4th - 10th Nov 2017

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Nov 11 08:21:19 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.

 

Highlights:

The week has been exceptionally wet and windy but the weather brightened up
today. The birds are out there but the birders (on the whole) haven't.
However, with the KFN fall Round-up taking place this weekend, some rarities
should be forthcoming. Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

BRANT - a flock of 28 birds was seen on Wolfe Island on 4th.

CACKLING GOOSE - now a regular species in the area, birds were seen
throughout the week with a high of 7 seen near Bath on 8th.

REDHEAD - over 15,000 individuals were seen during an IBA waterfowl survey
on Wolfe Island on 4th.

BLACK SCOTER - birds continued in the area during the week, with 9 seen on
the Greater Napanee River on 4th.

RED-NECKED GREBE - individual birds were seen in Kingston and Napanee on
4th.

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK - several birds returned to the area this week.

GOLDEN EAGLE - not an easy bird to track down in our area, 4 birds were seen
this week at Murvale and Odessa, both on 4th, Prince Edward Point on 6th,
and Lansdowne on 10th.

SANDHILL CRANE - 3 birds were seen near Chaffey's Locks on 5th.

LITTLE GULL - an adult was present on the Greater Napanee River on 4th.

BROWN THRASHER - a late bird was seen near Lower Brewers Mills on 4th.

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT - a late bird was seen at Martin Edwards Reserve,
Amherst Island on 4th.

LINCOLN'S SPARROW - a late individual was at Marshlands CA, Kingston on 4th.

SNOW BUNTING - the first returning birds were seen at various locations on
4th.

 

In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
Policy
<http://kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/birding/KFN_sensitive_sightings_policy.
pdf> . 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.

 

As always, a big thank you goes to all those who have submitted sightings
directly or via eBird.

 

Mark.

 

Mark D. Read

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0

Canada

 

Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Email:  <mailto:markdread at gmail.com> markdread at gmail.com

 

eBird Guidelines for Reporting Sensitive Species
<http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1006789-guidelines-for-repor
ting-sensitive-species> 

 



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