[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.

 

Highlights:

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
Brewer's Mills.

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
this week.

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
and 4th.

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
Millhaven.

 

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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