[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 21st - 27th April 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 07:04:11 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 a much better week for arrivals with a major upturn in numbers and
diversity. Here are the highlights of the last 7 days:

 

BLACK SCOTER - the first of the year (2 birds) were seen at Prince Edward
Point on 21st.

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON - birds were heard on Canoe lake Road on 23rd
during a nocturnal owl survey.

SANDHILL CRANE - singles were seen near Brewer's Mills on 23rd and in
Kingston on 27th.

DUNLIN - a single bird was seen on Amherst Island on 25th.

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER - an early bird was photographed at Russell Road,
Lansdowne on 24th.LESSER YELLOWLEGS - an early bird was seen at Russell
Road, Lansdowne on 22nd.

LITTLE GULL - birds continue at Kaiser Cross Road, Prince Edward County
being seen on 22nd and 27th. Other birds were seen on Amherst Island on 25th
and Point Peninsula, NY on 27th.

COMMON TERN - 2 birds were seen inland at Black Rapids on 24th.

SNOWY OWL - birds still continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands though in
rapidly dwindling numbers. Mind you 30 were recorded on Wolfe last weekend
(22nd). All farmland on both islands is private - please no trespassing.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - birds continue at the Napanee Limestone Plain IBA with
1-2 seen throughout the week.

NORTHERN SHRIKE - the seemingly last bird of the winter season was seen at
Prince Edward Point on 21st.

BLUE-HEADED VIREO - the first was seen at Perth Road Village on 23rd.

MARSH WREN - the first bird of the season was at CFB Kingston on 23rd.

CAROLINA WREN - a lone bird was seen near Brewer's Mills on 24th.

NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH - the first of the year was heard near Verona on 25th.

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW - early birds continue at a residential feeder in
Kingston.

LINCOLN'S SPARROW - 2 birds were reported at Marshlands CA on 23rd.

 

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 2Y0Canada

 

Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Email:  <mailto:markdread at gmail.com> markdread at gmail.com

 



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