[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 10th - 16th Mar 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 06:43:22 EDT 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:

Below average temperatures have continued this week, with predominately
northerly winds meaning 'not much' in the way of new arrivals. Here are the
highlights of the last week:

 

SNOW GOOSE - A grand total of 4 birds were seen this week, all on Wolfe
Island on 10th.

CACKLING GOOSE - a single bird was seen on the Cressy Peninsula, Prince
Edward County on 15th.

GOLDEN EAGLE - a late report of an adult bird near Seeley's Bay on 9th.

TURKEY VULTURE - just one bird, seen at Violet Dump on 15th, was seen this
week.

SNOWY OWL - birds continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands where turnover
appears to be high. A new winter high of 46 birds was made on Wolfe on 12th.
All farmland on both islands is private - please no trespassing.

PEREGRINE FALCON - a poor week with only 1 sighting, of a single bird in
downtown Kingston on 12th.

CAROLINA WREN - a continuing bird was seen along the Thousand Island
parkway, at Halstead Bay on 15th.

LAPLAND LONGSPUR - 4 birds were seen on 14th and 7 on 16th on Wolfe Island,
all associating with increasingly large flocks (up to 1800) of Snow
Buntings.

EASTERN MEADOWLARK - two birds were seen on Wolfe Island on 11th.

 

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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