[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 27th October - 2nd November 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 20:54:34 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.

 

Highlights:

Things picked up somewhat this week with a number of interesting sightings.
Here are the highlights of the last 7 days:

 

BRANT - the only birds seen this week were 3 on Landing's Golf Course,
Kingston, on 30th.

TRUMPETER SWAN - just out of the area at Narrows Locks, this species is
already building up in numbers with 40 birds seen on 31st.

TUNDRA SWAN - Birds are now regular in the area, with a high counts (65-70)
at Button Bay, Wolfe Island and Cataraqui Bay, Kingston.

RUDDY DUCK - just small numbers so far this year, with 5 seen in Kingston's
Inner Harbour on 29th.

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO - a late bird found at Belle Park, Kingston on 26th was
also seen on 27th.

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - 5 birds (3 + 2) were seen at Button bay and Reed's
Bay, Wolfe Island, on 27th.

LITTLE GULL - just out of the area at Point Petre, Prince Edward, a lone
2nd-year bird was seen on 31st.

PACIFIC LOON - just outside the area, a single bird was observed flying past
Point Petre on 31st. A total of 8 RED-THROATED LOONS (RTLO) were also noted
at the same site along with 15 COMMON LOONS. RTLO were also seen at Finkle's
Shore, Bath, on 30th, and in Kingston's Inner Harbour on 2nd.

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON - 2 birds were still present at Invista, Kingston,
on 30th.

GOLDEN EAGLE - a single bird was seen at Belle Park, Kingston, on 29th.

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK - just 2 birds were seen this week, on Wolfe Island on
2nd.

SNOWY OWL - the single bird at Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island,
continues and was seen on 20th.

NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL - the final tally for birds banded at the station this
year was 554.

EVENING GROSBEAK - birds continued to be seen across the area in small
numbers with 1-12 on Wolfe Island, Howe Island, Millhaven, Brewers Mills,
Chaffey's Locks, Crosby and Prince Edward Point.

PINE SISKIN - there were continuing widespread sightings across the area
this week, in reasonable numbers.

COMMON REDPOLL - birds were seen near Verona almost daily this week, and
were also noted at Crosby on 27th.

BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER - a late bird was seen at Heritage Point, Bath
on 28th.

 

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 card-carrying member of Kingston Field
Naturalists (KFN), or be accompanied by a member, to access both the Martin
Edwards Reserve and Amherstview Sewage Lagoons.

 

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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