[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
http://amherstislandwindproject.com/site_main/index.php/construction-updates
/.

 

Highlights:

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
2nd.

NORTHERN SHOVELER - the only report was of 12 birds at Perch River, NY on
2nd.

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
1st.

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
north.

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
on 6th.

 

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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