[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 7th - 13th April 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 17:58:51 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:

It's already been said in all the other reports but put politely, the
weather this week was, and will continue for the next few days, to be
unfavourable to migration. Here are the highlights of the last 7 days:

 

CACKLING GOOSE - a single bird was seen near Lansdowne on 8th.

TUNDRA SWAN - a very poor year for this species, 3 birds were seen oat
Reed's Bay, Wolfe Island on 11th.

NORTHERN SHOVELER - birds finally returned to the area on 7th at Amherstview
Sewage Lagoons where they have been seen regularly since.

BLACK VULTURE - a single bird was seen at Prince Edward Point on 7th.
Outside the area at Mallorytown Landing, another was seen today, 13th.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds were present near Crosby and Lansdowne on 7th and
8th.

SNOWY OWL - birds still continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands in dwindling
numbers though a late afternoon survey on Wolfe on 8th still turned up a
remarkable 42 birds. All farmland on both islands is private - please no
trespassing.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - at least 2 birds continue on the Napanee Limestone Plain
IBA but visitors should be aware that Northern Shrike has also seen there as
recently as 9th.

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER - a single bird near Brewer's Mills on 7th appears to
be the first genuine migrant arrival of this species. 

SWAMP SPARROW - the first of the year was noted on Wolfe Island on 8th.

SAVANNAH SPARROW - first birds were seen on Amherst Island on 10th.

FOX SPARROW - the first and only report was of a single bird seen at Big
Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island, on 8th.

 

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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