[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 17th - 23rd Mar 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 16:57:04 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:

Temperatures have remained below average this week, with predominately
northerly winds continuing. These winds have been light the last couple of
days and a few migrants have managed to arrive. Here are the highlights of
the last week:

 

SNOW GOOSE - Two single birds this week, both on Wolfe Island.

CACKLING GOOSE - birds continued on Wolfe Island this week with a high count
of 18 seen at New Canal Dock on 20th.

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT - the first bird of the season was seen in Kingston
on 20th, followed by a second on 21st. There have been no sightings since.

GREAT BLUE HERON - the first birds of the year were seen in Kingston and
Wolfe Island on 20th.

TURKEY VULTURE - a few birds have managed to push their way into the area
this week but in low numbers.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds returned to Florida Road, north of Kingston on 20th.

SNOWY OWL - birds continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands where turnover
continues. Last week's winter high of 46 birds was broken on 20th wen 51
were seen. All farmland on both islands is private - please no trespassing.

PEREGRINE FALCON - birds were seen in Kingston on 17th and Millhaven and
Amherst Island on 18th.

EASTERN PHOEBE - the first of the season was seen on Amherst Island on 20th.

CAROLINA WREN - a continuing bird was noted in Barriefield on 20th.

 

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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