[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 17th - 23rd November 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 20:23:10 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 are now closed for a
3-week hunting period. The woods will reopen on 10th December.

 

Highlights:

It continued cold this week, and then got colder. Most inland lakes and bays
are frozen, including much of the Rideau Canal. It was another quiet week
though the number of winter finches and gulls is slowly increasing. Here are
the highlights of the last 7 days:

 

CACKLING GOOSE - there was just one report this week; a somewhat unusual
inland bird near Crosby on 17th.

TUNDRA SWAN - nearly 300 birds were counted on the west end of Wolfe Island
on 17th.

SANDHILL CRANE - a good-sized flock of 27 birds was seen near Crosby on
17th.

ICELAND GULL - immature birds were seen at Violet Dump on 22nd and at Bath
(2) on 23rd.

GLAUCOUS GULL - singles were seen at Violet Dump on 22nd and at Bath on
23rd.

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK - a high count of just 6 birds was noted on Amherst Island
on 20th.

SNOWY OWL - birds continue on both Wolfe Island where 10 were seen on 18th
and Amherst Island where 11 were noted on the same date.

TUFTED TITMOUSE - unusual for the area, a single bird was seen at Belle
Park, Kingston on 21st.

CAROLINA WREN - this is not a common species in our area, so a report of 2
birds on 18th just east of Kingston was noteworthy.

HERMIT THRUSH - a lone bird was seen in Kingston on 17th.

EVENING GROSBEAK - fewer sightings this week but again the largest flock (of
approximately 20 birds) was seen on private property near Verona on 20th). 

PINE GROSBEAK - birds continued across the region this week, with increasing
numbers at more northerly locations north and east of the area, and
scattered small flocks south of the shield.

COMMON REDPOLL - widespread records this week with a high of over 130 birds
on Wolfe Island on 18th.

PINE SISKIN - continuing widespread sightings across the area this week, in
low numbers.

SNOW BUNTING - 350 birds were seen on Wolfe Island on 22nd.

SAVANNAH SPARROW - a late inland bird was seen near Crosby on 17th.

EASTERN TOWHEE - a late bird was seen on Beadles Point Rd, NY on 20th.

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - a single bird was seen at Wartman-Patterson Park,
Kingston on 20th.

 

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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