[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 24th - 31st Mar 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 08:54:41 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:

A turn to southerly winds finally brought milder conditions and fresh waves
of arriving migrants. Nothing unusual has been seen, though several first of
year birds have arrived. Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

SNOW GOOSE - A good flight (for our area) came through on 26th with almost
3500 birds seen in Kingston.

CACKLING GOOSE - 3 birds were seen at Aldolphustown on 24th, with another at
Crosby on 26th.

BLUE-WINGED TEAL - early birds were at Perch River WMA, NY on 21st.

NORTHERN SHOVELER - also late, the first 2 birds were at Kaiser Cross road,
Prince Edward County on 28th.

GREEN-WINGED TEAL - slow to arrive, the first bird was seen on 24th, with a
couple of sightings later in the week.

COMMON LOON - the first of the year was seen on Wolfe Island on 27th.

PIED-BILLED GREBE - although we had an adventurous bird back in February, a
new arrival showed up at Marshlands CA, Kingston on 30th.

OSPREY - the first bird of the year was seen at RMC, Kingston on 27th.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds returned to Crosby on 24th and have been occasionally
seen/heard since. Others have been noted at Murvale and Millhaven.

SNOWY OWL - birds continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands though numbers are
declining. All farmland on both islands is private - please no trespassing.
Other birds are being seen at various locations on the mainland as they move
north.

KILLDEER - not unexpected but good numbers arrived this week.

PEREGRINE FALCON - the only sighting this week was near the Richardson
Stadium, Kingston on 30th.

EASTERN PHOEBE - the second of the season was seen inland at Charleston Lake
on 25th.

 

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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