[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 14th - 20th April 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 16:27:57 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
/. Also note that the regular ferry is currently at dry dock being serviced.
The replacement service has half the capacity of the regular ferry. 

 

Highlights:

It was another tough week for the birds and birders alike but a turn in the
weather today looks like it will persist into next week. Here are the
highlights of the last 7 days:

 

SURF SCOTER - the first of the year was seen at Prince Edward Point on 20th.

LITTLE GULL - a minimum of 13 birds were present at Kaiser Cross Road,
Prince Edward County on 19th.

SNOWY OWL - birds still continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands with a minimum
of 40 recorded on Wolfe on 18th. All farmland on both islands is private -
please no trespassing.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - birds continue at the Napanee Limestone Plain IBA.
Another bird was seen on 3rd Line, Wolfe Island on 18th.

NORTHERN SHRIKE - several birds are still present in the region - the most
recent being an individual seen at Lemoine Point CA, Kingston on 19th.

VESPER SPARROW - the first of the year was seen at Prince Edward Point on
20th.

 

Several other first of year species showed up this week but none were
outside their normal arrival period. It has been a slow start to the season
but the weather this weekend and into next week looks promising.

 

 

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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