[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 10th - 16th November 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 20:35:40 EST 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: The privately-owned Owl Woods on Amherst Island will be closed for a
3-week hunting period from 19th November to 9th December. The woods will
reopen on 10th December.

 

Highlights:

It turned cold this week with localised freezing of inlets and bays - it was
a quiet week. With snow today too, winter finches may be more easily seen
this weekend. Here are the highlights of the last 7 days:

 

CACKLING GOOSE - 2 birds were seen at Marshlands CA, Kingston on 12th, with
another 2 at heritage Point, Bath, on 15th.

ICELAND GULL - an immature bird was seen at Heritage Point, Bath, on 15th.

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK - a high count of just 7 birds was noted on Amherst Island
on 14th.

SNOWY OWL - birds continue on both Wolfe and Amherst Islands.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - birds were seen near Brewer's Mills and in
Kingston this week, both on 12th.

EVENING GROSBEAK - birds continue to be seen across the area in increasing
numbers. The largest flock was of approximately 45 birds (on 15th) that
continue on private property near Verona. 

PINE GROSBEAK - birds continued near Verona this week, with additional
observations in Kingston, Silver's Corners, Amherstview, Amherst Island,
Prince Edward Point, and Erinsville.

COMMON REDPOLL - fewer records this week with a high of just 4 near Verona
on 12th.

HOARY REDPOLL - a single bird was observed with Common Redpolls on Amherst
Island on 14th.

PINE SISKIN - continuing widespread sightings across the area this week, but
in lower numbers than last.

SNOW BUNTING - birds are now present on Amherst and Wolfe Islands, where 70
birds were seen on 16th.

 

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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