[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 3rd - 9th Mar 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 08:02:29 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
http://amherstislandwindproject.com/site_main/index.php/construction-updates
/.

 

Highlights:

A messy week for weather with a return of snow and persistent northerly
winds has slowed the arrival of new migrants. Here are the highlights of the
last week:

 

SNOW GOOSE - A single bird was present at Ivy Lea on 3rd with 250 on Wolfe
Island on 4th.

CACKLING GOOSE - a single bird was present on Wolfe Island on 3rd.

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
measure.

BARROW'S GOLDENEYE - a pair were seen at Point Peninsula, NY on 5th.

TURKEY VULTURE - birds were seen at Seeley's Bay and Ivy Lea on 3rd and
Verona on 4th.

KILLDEER - A single bird on Amherst Island on 3rd was the only report this
week.

AMERICAN WOODCOCK - Two single birds were displaying near Odessa on 3rd.

SNOWY OWL - birds continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands where turnover
continues. 34 birds were counted on Wolfe Island on 4th. All farmland on
both islands is private - please no trespassing.

PEREGRINE FALCON - only 2 sightings of the downtown resident birds this
week, on 3rd and 6th.

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was heard at Barriefield, Kingston on 3rd.

EASTERN MEADOWLARK - a good number of birds were seen on 3rd, with 7 on
Amherst Island and 1 on Wolfe Island. Another single was seen on Amherst on
4th but there have been no reports since.

RED CROSSBILL - a single bird was noted close to Kingston, at Little
Cataraqui Creek CA, on 4th.

 

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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ting-sensitive-species> 

 



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