[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 23rd - 29th Dec 2017

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 07:46:20 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.



Temperatures reached record lows in the Kingston area this week, with heavy
snow seen over the Christmas period. The channels between both Wolfe and
Amherst Islands are now frozen making waterfowl scarce. Here are the
highlights of the last week:


SANDHILL CRANE - a lone bird was seen flying overhead at the Glenora ferry
on 24th.

SNOWY OWL - numbers on Wolfe and Amherst Islands have increased slightly
this week, though the cold weather has seen the numbers of harriers and
hawks decrease. All farmland on both islands is private - please no

LAPLAND LONGSPUR - Widespread sightings on Wolfe Island, though in low

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER - just the single record of a bird seen on Amherst
Island on 29th.

CHIPPING SPARROW - a single bird was photographed at a feeder near Camden
East on 24th.

FOX SPARROW - one of the 2 birds seen last week near Aldolphustown was still
present on 24th.

SAVANNAH SPARROW - 2 birds were seen on Howe Island on 26th.

SWAMP SPARROW - just 1 report this week - a single on Amherst Island on

INDIGO BUNTING - the breeding plumage male continues this week at Seeley's
Bay, being seen on 26th.

EASTERN MEADOWLARK - 2 birds were seen near Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst
Island on 28th.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD - a single bird was seen near Napanee on 23rd, with a
continuing bird near Millhaven on 28-29th, and another on Amherst Island,
also on 29th.

COMMON GRACKLE - a single bird was seen near Napanee on 23rd, with others
near Gananoque on 19th and Amherstview on 29th.


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,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0



Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

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

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