[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 24th Feb - 2nd Mar Feb 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 11:36:06 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.


NOTE: Information regarding road closures on Amherst Island due to the
installation of wind turbines can be found at



Much of the ice around Kingston and the islands is gone or is clearing,
encouraging the return of geese and waterfowl to the area. Here are the
highlights of the last week:


SNOW GOOSE - Four small flocks were seen this week, all on Wolfe Island, on
24th - 26th.

CACKLING GOOSE - two birds were reported, with 1 at Upper Brewers on 26th,
and 1 on Wolfe Island on 27th.

WOOD DUCK - new arrivals were seen near Elginburg on 26th (1), on Amherst
Island on 26th (1), and Wolfe Island on 28th (2).

NORTHERN PINTAIL - numerous reports this week with good numbers coming in on
28th onwards.

CANVASBACK - up to 3 males continued in Kingston's Inner Harbour over the
week. Redhead, Greater Scaup and Lesser Scaup are also back at this location
in reasonable numbers, with a few Ring-necked Duck mixed in for good

BARROW'S GOLDENEYE - a female was present at Horne's Ferry, Wolfe Island on

PIED-BILLED GREBE - an early bird was seen in Kingston's Inner Harbour on

TURKEY VULTURE - the first spring arrivals were seen at Ivy Lea on 28th,
Crosby on 1st, and Verona on 2nd.

KILLDEER - The first (and only report) came from Marshlands CA, Kingston, on

AMERICAN WOODCOCK - The first birds of the year (2) were displaying on Wolfe
Island on 28th.

ICELAND GULL - immature birds were seen in Kingston on 25th and at Horne's
Ferry, Wolfe Island on 1st, with an adult at Kingston Mills on 1st.

GLAUCOUS GULL - an immature was seen at Horne's Ferry, Wolfe Island on 1st

SNOWY OWL - birds continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands where turnover
continues. 21 birds were counted on Wolfe island on 26th. All farmland on
both islands is private - please no trespassing.

GYRFALCON - A (the) grey adult was seen on the west end of Wolfe Island on

PEREGRINE FALCON - one of the resident downtown Kingston birds was seen on
28th only.

CAROLINA WREN - a singing bird was on River Road, 1000 Island's Parkway, on

COMMON GRACKLE - now widespread.

RED CROSSBILL - birds were seen on Opinicon Road on 27th 22nd/23rd with
another north of Sydenham on 22nd.


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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