[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 30th Dec 2017 - 6th Jan 2018
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 21:13:20 EST 2018
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 and winds rose for a day early in the week before plummeting
again. Areas where the wind had exposed open water have, once again, frozen
over. Here are the highlights of the last week:
TRUMPETER SWAN - an incredible 102 birds were present in a single flock at
Outlet, Charleston Lake today (6th) with a just as impressive total of 97 at
Chaffey's Locks on 1st. Other birds were present at both Upper and Lower
NORTHERN PINTAIL - a male was seen at Chaffey's Locks on 1st.
GREEN-WINGED TEAL - a male was seen at Invista, Kingston on 1st.
WOOD DUCK - as many as 5 birds have been seen in Sydenham on several dates
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE - just across the border, a female was seen at Fisher's
Landing on 2nd.
SNOWY OWL - birds continue to be regularly seen on Wolfe and Amherst Islands
though numbers may have dropped a little this last week. All farmland on
both islands is private - please no trespassing.
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - a continuing bird was seen near Lower Brewer's
Mills on 4th.
PEREGRINE FALCON - birds were seen in Kingston on 29th and 4th.
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - the Amherst Island bird was seen on Front Road on 1st
LAPLAND LONGSPUR - Widespread sightings on Wolfe Island, with up to 25 seen
on 4th Line on 6th.
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER - a single bird was seen at Hay Bay on 1st.
FOX SPARROW - one of the 2 birds seen last week near Aldolphustown was still
present on 24th.
EASTERN TOWHEE - birds were seen at Prince Edward Point on 1st and near
Charleston Lake on 3rd.
RUSTY BLACKBIRD - a continuing bird is being seen daily at a feeder near
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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