[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 9th - 15th Dec 2017

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 17:48:11 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:

Winter weather finally arrived mid-week with a solid freeze and a good
covering of snow. Smaller inland lakes are frozen and bays are icing up
around Lake Ontario. Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

GREEN-WINGED TEAL - 7 late birds were seen on Amherst Island on 11th.

BLACK SCOTER - a female continued at Horne's Ferry, Wolfe Island, throughout
the week.

SANDHILL CRANE - a couple of good records this week with 11 near Crosby on
9th and 33 on Amherst Island on 11th.

SNOWY OWL - numbers on the Amherst and Wolfe islands still remain low.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - a single bird (possibly continuing) was seen near
Battersea today (15th).

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - a single bird was seen in Kingston on 10th.

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - a single bird was seen on Amherst Island on 10th and
11th.

LAPLAND LONGSPUR - a bit of an arrival this week with, amongst other
records, 10 birds on 4th Line, Wolfe Island on 13th. 

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - a late individual was found at Wartman-Patterson
Park, Kingston, on 10th.

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER - a number of records with 1 near Elginburg on 10th
and 14th, 2 singles near Camden East on 14th, and 3 just south of Westport,
also on 14th.

CHIPPING SPARROW - a lone bird took advantage of a private feeder near
Brewers Mills on from 10th - 12th.

SWAMP SPARROW - 1 was seen near Elginburg on 15th.

INDIGO BUNTING - a confused male in full breeding plumage remains at a
private feeder in Seeley's Bay.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD - a flock of 16 birds was seen near Napanee on 14th.

 

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



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