[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 1st - 6th April 2018
Mark D. Read
markdread at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 18:09:36 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
A return to colder conditions with northerly winds for most of the week
brought fresh 'frustration' to birders eagerly anticipating spring. A couple
of 'first of year' sightings were reported but, once again, no real
rarities. Here are the highlights of the last week:
SNOW GOOSE - The only birds were 4 seen on Wolfe island on 1st.
TUNDRA SWAN - scarce this spring, 6 birds were seen on 2nd Line, Wolfe
Island on 6th.
BLUE-WINGED TEAL - two birds were seen on Russell Road, near Lansdowne on
NORTHERN SHOVELER - the only report was of 12 birds at Perch River, NY on
GOLDEN EAGLE - a single bird was reported from Amherst Island on 1st.
NORTHERN GOSHAWK - an immature bird was seen near Crosby on 1st.
BONAPARTE'S GULL - first birds were seen in Kingston's Inner Harbour on 2nd.
ICELAND GULL - a 1st year bird was seen at the east end of Howe Island on
SANDHILL CRANE - a single bird was seen at Verona on 1st.
SNOWY OWL - birds still continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands in reasonable
numbers. All farmland on both islands is private - please no trespassing.
Other birds are being seen at various locations on the mainland as they move
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - birds had returned to Napanee Plains IBA as of 2nd.
TUFTED TITMOUSE - seen remarkably far inland on the Canadian Shield, a
single bird was present at feeders at Bedford Mills on 3rd.
LAPLAND LONGSPUR - 26 birds, many in breeding plumage, were seen on 5th
Line, Wolfe Island on 1st.
PINE WARBLER - an early record of 2 birds, present from 1st to 3rd was
received from Perth Road Village.
CHIPPING SPARROW - an early bird was present at Perth Road Village on 1st.
RUSTY BLACKBIRD - not yet present in any numbers, 5 were seen near Godfrey
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,
Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246
Email: <mailto:markdread at gmail.com> markdread at gmail.com
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