[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 2nd - 8th Dec 2017
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 08:07:15 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.
The Owl Woods (Amherst Island) remain closed for the weekend but will reopen
on Monday. Here are the highlights of the last week:
KING EIDER - the immature male that was first seen at Wellington, Prince
Edward County on 19th November was last seen on 3rd December.
BLACK SCOTER - a female was present at Horne's Ferry, Wolfe Island, on 3rd.
PIED-BILLED GREBE - a late bird was seen near Lyndhurst on 6th.
TURKEY VULTURE - 2 were seen at Prince Edward Point on 3rd.
NORTHERN GOSHAWK - an immature bird was seen near Lyndhurst on 6th.
SNOWY OWL - numbers on the Amherst and Wolfe islands remain low.
GYRFALCON - a late report of a grey individual that was seen near Lansdowne
on 27th Nov.
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD - found on 3rd on Babylon Road, Prince Edward, this
accommodating bird remained until 5th with no further reports, negative or
otherwise, after this date.
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - a single bird was seen on Wolfe Island on 3rd.
AMERICAN PIPIT - a late bird was still present on 2nd.
CHIPPING SPARROW - a couple of late birds were photographed in the area - a
single at prince Edward Point on 2nd and another near Hay Bay on 4th.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL - individuals were noted at Yarker and Verona on
PINE SISKIN - Still waiting for this and other winter finches to arrive.
Individuals were seen at Millhaven on 30th and Verona on 3rd and 8th.
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
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 D. Read
337 Button Bay Road,
Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246
Email: <mailto:markdread at gmail.com> markdread at gmail.com
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